CWG 2022: Tejaswin Shankar wins first-ever medal in high jump for India

Birmingham [UK]: India’s Tejaswin Shankar secured the bronze medal in the men’s high jump final with the mark of 2.22 m at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old won the nation’s initial sports medal in the men’s high jump occasion. World championships indoor bronze medallist Hamish Kerr won the gold for clearing 2.25 m as well as pipped the protecting champ Brandon Starc from Australia courtesy of lesser fouls. India’s Shankar started with a successful jump of 2.10 m in his very first effort. Shankar took a smooth jump as he removed the 2.15 m obstacle with total convenience on his initial attempt.
Shankar executed the 2.19 m jump in an emphatic style. Throughout the game, Shankar did not find any kind of problem overcoming bench once more with a 2.22 m get on his very first effort itself.
Nevertheless, the Indian high jumper fell short to overcome bench on his very first effort in the 2.25 m difficulty and in his second effort also. He made a decision to offer 2.25 m third effort a miss out on and also went straight for 2.28 m but fell short to clear it. With the failed attempts he needed to settle for the bronze medal at the Birmingham 2022.
Former world and CWG champion Donald Thomas from the Bahamas was tied with Tejaswin Shankar at 2.22 m however the Indian athlete earned the bronze for making fewer fouls.

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