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High Jumper Tejaswin Shankar Crowned as Champion at NCAA, US | Qualifies for CWG 2022

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High jumper Tejaswin Shankar won gold in the men’s high jump with a season-best performance of 2.27m at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2022, US on Saturday. It was his second NCAA title after winning the championship as a Freshman in 2018.

Tejaswin brilliantly achieved the CWG qualifying mark

It was Shankar’s third high Jump (individual) competition of the outdoor season in 2022.

Career

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Shankar set a new national record of 2.26 meters in 2016

He began his career at Delhi State Athletics Championship. Shankar started with a 400m race. Tried his hand at the triple jump as well. Then started playing high jump. He won a bronze medal in this sport at the 2013 Delhi State Athletics Championships.

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Shankar did not want to become a high jumper in childhood, he was interested in fast bowling. In an interview, Shankar says,

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‘Cricket used to be the only game in the kind of environment I grew up in. My father was a lawyer for BCCI. Because of this, I was crazy about cricket from a young age’.


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