Tejshawan’s Historic Bronze: India’s Medal in High Jump at CWG
Indian high jumper Tejashwan Shankar won the bronze medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a jump of 2.22m. With this, India won a medal for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games high jump event. Tejaswan could have won the gold medal if he had achieved his personal best high jump of 2.29m. However, he could not clear the height of 2.25 metres. However, he won the bronze medal and created a new record in the history of Indian athletics.
New Zealand’s Hamish Carr won the gold with a jump of 2.25m. While Brendan Starc, brother of Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc, was awarded the silver medal. Tejashwi had already cleared a jump of 2.22 meters. However, after that he could not clear the height of 2.25 meters twice. Notably, he finished sixth in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Of course, he won India’s first athletics medal at the Commonwealth Games-2022. With this, India’s medal tally reached 18 in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. India won five gold, six silver and seven bronze medals.
10 medals for India in weightlifting: Gurdeep wins bronze
India’s medal winning streak in weightlifting continued with Gurdeep Singh winning a bronze medal in the men’s over 109 kg category. With this, India won the 10th medal in weightlifting. Pakistan’s Mohammad Bute won gold medals in snatch with a total weight of 405kg in 173kg and 232kg in clean jerk. While David Littin of New Zealand won the silver medal by lifting 170 in snatch and 224 in clean jerk with a total weight of 394 kg. While India’s Gurdeep won the bronze medal with a total weight of 390 kg in the snatch and 167 in the clean jerk.