August 15, 2022
Tejaswin Shankar won India’s first high jump medal in Commonwealth Games, it’s bronze


Tejaswin Shankar won bronze medal in high jump at Commonwealth Games 2022© Twitter

India’s Tejaswin Shankar won a bronze medal with a mark of 2.22m in the final of the men’s high jump at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Wednesday. The 23-year-old won the country’s first athletics medal in the men’s high jump event. World Championships indoor bronze medalist Hamish Kerr won the gold for a distance of 2.25 meters and overcame defending champion Brandon Starc of Australia courtesy of a low foul.

India’s Shankar started with a successful jump of 2.10m in his first attempt. In his first attempt, Shankar took a simple jump over the 2.15m hurdle with complete ease.

Shankar jumped 2.19 meters in a vigorous fashion. Throughout the game, Shankar had no problem in his first attempt with a jump of 2.22 meters to rise above the bar once again.

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However, the Indian high jumper failed to cross the bar in his first attempt in the 2.25m hurdles and also in his second attempt. He decided to miss the 2.25m third attempt and went straight for 2.28m but failed to pass it. With unsuccessful attempts, he had to be content with the bronze medal in Birmingham 2022.

Former World and CWG champion Donald Thomas of the Bahamas was tied with Tejaswin Shankar at 2.22m but the Indian athlete earned the bronze for a low foul.

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