New Delhi: Indian High Jumper Tejaswin Shankar made India proud by wining historic first-ever bronze medal at CWG. Shankar, 23, won the 18th medal for the country. This is the first high jump medal for India in the history of Commonwealth Games. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Tejaswin Shankar on winning the country’s first athletics medal in the men’s high jump event. Prime Minister Modi tweeted, ‘Tejaswin Shankar created history. “He won our first high jump medal at the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations to him for winning the bronze medal. Proud of his efforts. Best wishes for his future endeavours. May he continue to be successful.”
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
The national record holder cleared 2.22m to finish third on countback.
Donald Thomas of Bahamas and England’s Joel Clarke-Khan also cleared 2.22m but they needed more than one attempts to do it while Shankar was successful in a single try.
India’s Tejaswin Shankar clinched the bronze medal in the men’s high jump final with the mark of 2.22m at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Wednesday.
World championships indoor bronze medallist Hamish Kerr from New Zealand won the gold in the event for clearing the 2.25 meter hurdle.