India's Tejaswin Shankar wins men's high jump at Big12 collegiate meet with national record-equalling jump

High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar, 20, is a gold medallist at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games besides winning a silver at the 2016 South Asian Games

Press Trust of India February 24, 2019 13:39:12 IST
India's Tejaswin Shankar wins men's high jump at Big12 collegiate meet with national record-equalling jump
  • India's Tejaswin Shankar won the men's high jump title at the Big12 collegiate athletic meet with a national record-equalling leap in Texas, USA

  • Tejaswin, thus, became the sixth Big12 high jump champion from Kansas State University and eight in the history of the collegiate meet

  • Tejaswin, 20, is a gold medallist at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games besides winning a silver at the 2016 South Asian Games

India's Tejaswin Shankar won the men's high jump title at the Big12 collegiate athletic meet with a national record-equalling leap in Texas, USA.

Indias Tejaswin Shankar wins mens high jump at Big12 collegiate meet with national recordequalling jump

File image of Tejaswin Shankar. Reuters

Appearing for the Kansas State University, Tejaswin cleared a season-best 2.28m in his final attempt to equal his national record set in the 22nd Federation Cup in Patiala last year. However, Tejaswin's personal best is 2.29m, cleared in April last year at the Texas tech invite.

Tejaswin, thus, became the sixth Big12 high jump champion from Kansas State University and eight in the history of the collegiate meet.

Tejaswin, 20, is a gold medallist at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games besides winning a silver at the 2016 South Asian Games.

He rose to prominence when he broke Hari Shankar Roy's 12-year-old national record of 2.25 metres with a jump of 2.26 metres at the Junior National Championships in Coimbatore in 2016.

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