Tejshawan Shankar creates history in Commonwealth Games

India’s account has been opened in the Commonwealth Games 2022 track and field event. High jumper Tejaswin Shankar won the bronze medal for the country. Shankar, 23, won his 18th medal for the country. This is the first high jump medal for India in the history of Commonwealth Games. India has so far won 5 […]
 


Tejshawan Shankar creates history in Commonwealth Games

India’s account has been opened in the Commonwealth Games 2022 track and field event. High jumper Tejaswin Shankar won the bronze medal for the country. Shankar, 23, won his 18th medal for the country. This is the first high jump medal for India in the history of Commonwealth Games. India has so far won 5 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

2.22 m. leap of

Tejaswin Shankar won the medal for the country with the highest jump of 2.22 metres. He started off by easily crossing the 2.10m barrier, but four other athletes managed to cross the 2.15m mark. Shankar covered a distance of 2.15 meters in his first attempt. After this he jumped 2.19 meters. He then attempted 2.22m and jumped to win the medal.

Even after making 4 consecutive jumps, he could not clear the height of 2.25 meters. At one point the gold medalist seemed to be slipping away but Donald Thomas of Bahamas also failed in his 2.25m attempt and Tejaswin won the bronze medal for India. He decided not to make the final jump of 2.28 metres. He was placed sixth in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Donald Thomas of the Bahamas and Joe Clarke of England also tied Shankar for the longest jump of 2.22m but both made more than one attempt. At the same time, Tejaswin crossed it in the very first attempt. Which earned him a medal.

The place was found on the orders of Delhi High Court

Tejaswin Shankar was not included in the Indian squad for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, against which he had approached the Delhi High Court. He was allowed to participate in the Games following the court’s direction. He could not even attend the opening ceremony of the Games. New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr won the gold and Australia’s Brandon Starc won the silver. Brandon is the brother of fast bowler Mitchell Starc.