After setting his second national record a few days back, 22-year-old Tejaswin Shankar is focused on qualifying for the high jump at Tokyo Olympics even as he juggles studies and an internship.
National Sports Awards 2020: Khel Ratna awardee Mariyappan Thangavelu 'never thought he would reach this far'
Thangavelu still cannot believe how far he has come after suffering permanent disability at the age of five when a bus crushed his right leg below the knee.
Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fat don't fly' Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high jump
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Tejaswin Shankar dons the professor's hat and breaks down the science behind taking flight in a very special class of High Jump 101.
Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world
Despite the fact that the majority of these events are unfolding several thousand kilometres away from India, Tejaswin Shankar stressed in an interview with Firstpost that Indians also stand to learn something from the current situation
In a communication to the AFI on Tuesday, the US-based Tejaswin Shankar said he was in his off-season and not in jumping shape yet and hence declined to compete in Doha.
Tejaswin Shankar clears 2.24m to become third Indian to clinch gold at NCAA Track and Field Championship in USA
Tejaswin Shankar, who was ranked number one in the collegiate circuit jumped 2.24m in his final attempt, becoming just the fifth freshman to win the championship.
Tejaswin Shankar, who studies business administration at the Kansas State University on a four-year scholarship, has informed about his decision to the Athletics Federation of India.
My long-term goal is next year's World Championship in Doha, says Indian high-jumper Tejaswin Shankar
A prodigious talent hailing from New Delhi, the Tejaswin Shankar first caught the imagination when he broke the 12 year old senior national record during a junior meet in Coimbatore in 2016.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set for CWG debut as AFI names 31-member Indian athletics team
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday named a 31-member Indian track and field team (18 men and 13 women) for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Para Athletics Championship 2017: India's Sharad Kumar wins silver in high jump, Varun Bhati clinches bronze
Sharad cleared a personal best height of 1.84m to win the silver while Bhati — a Rio Paralympics medallist, leaped 1.77m to earn a podium finish.
Sudha clocked 10 minutes 03.01 seconds to finish over a hundred meters ahead of Uttar Pradesh state-mate Parul Chaudhary (10:18.10). Another Uttar Pradesh athlete Chinta Yadav claimed bronze with a time of 10:21.20
The physical education teacher of his school got him attracted to athletics. And the rest, as they, is history.
17-year-old athlete Tejaswin Shankar stole the show by setting a new national record in the high jump event at the National Junior Athletics meet.
Mariyappan Thangavelu, who scripted history at Rio Paralympics 2016 by clinching gold medal, has donated Rs 30 lakh from the prize money towards his school.
Thangavelu Mariyappan, who became only the third Indian ever to clinch a gold medal in the Paralympics, will be the country's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the Rio Games here on 18 September.
Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati won gold and bronze medals respectively for India at Rio Paralympics 2016
Twenty-two-year-old golden boy Mariyappan Thangavelu is a shy and reserved guy, but when it came to high jump training he was extremely disciplined and braved wounds in his handicapped leg, his coach said.
From PM Narendra Modi to India's Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, congratulatory messages poured in from all corners for the Rio Paralympians.
Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati won the gold and bronze medal respectively in the men’s high jump T-42 event on Saturday at the Rio Paralympics.