India’s Tejaswin Shankar won India’s first medal in athletics at the commonwealth games, where he earned a bronze medal in the men’s high jump final. It was Tejaswin’s first time in four years where he was competing for India and he nailed a landing of 2.22m to finish the podium.
Who is Tejaswin Shankar?
Tejaswin Shankar was born on 21st December, 1998 and he holds a national record in the high jump of 2.29 metres which he set in april 2018. Tejaswin also won a gold medal in commonwealth youth games in the year 2015, which was conducted in Apia.
He also won a silver medal in South Asian Games 2015 held in Guwahati with a leap of 2.17 metres. Due to a groyne injury, he finished sixth at the Asian Junior Championships and he was not able to play at the World Junior Championships 2016.
And this is the first time in Four years where Tejaswin was competing for India.
Tejaswin on his historic win
Talking about his historic win and medal Tejsawin said he is very happy that he won a medal and opened India’s tally in Athletics and he further said he is thankful to the people who believed in him and gave him this opportunity. And he believes this is India’s first medal in high jump in Commonwealth Games history.”
PM Modi on Tejaswin’s historic win
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the champion Tehaswin Shankar on his historic win in commonwealth games, PM tweeted in which he said, Tejaswin Shankar creates history. He won our first high jump medal in the CWG. Congratulations to him for winning the Bronze medal and he added that he is Proud of his efforts and wish him Best wishes for his future endeavours and he wishes that he keeps attaining success.
Tejaswin Shankar creates history. He wins our first high jump medal in the CWG. Congratulations to him for winning the Bronze medal. Proud of his efforts. Best wishes for his future endeavours. May he keep attaining success. @TejaswinShankar pic.twitter.com/eQcFOtSU58
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 4, 2022
With this historic win so far India has won 18 medals in total 5 gold, 6 silver and 7 Bronze.
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