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Tejaswin Shankar focussed on high jump at Tokyo Olympics after heptathlon national record
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Tejaswin Shankar focussed on high jump at Tokyo Olympics after heptathlon national record

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.

Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year
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Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year

Over the course of 2020, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s best pieces of 2020.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fat don't fly' Tejaswin Shankar breaks down the science behind the high jump
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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.

WATCH: Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra and other stars talk about power of sports on Olympic Day
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WATCH: Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra and other stars talk about power of sports on Olympic Day

Top Indian athletes joined forces in spreading the message of the power of sport in overcoming hurdles in life by featuring in a video on the occasion of Olympic Day.

Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world
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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

World Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand added to Indian team after AFI accepts IAAF's invite
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand added to Indian team after AFI accepts IAAF's invite

The Athletics Federation of India had on 9 September named a 25-member team for the (27 September- 6 October) World Championships while also approving World University Games 100m champion Dutee's name, pending an invite from the IAAF.

World Athletics Championships 2019: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar pulls out as he's in 'off-season'
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World Athletics Championships 2019: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar pulls out as he's in 'off-season'

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.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Hima Das named as relay runner in India's squad; Neeraj Chopra misses out due to injury
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Hima Das named as relay runner in India's squad; Neeraj Chopra misses out due to injury

Hima Das could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women's 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Indian athletes must fulfil potential as World Championships, Tokyo Olympics loom large
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Indian athletes must fulfil potential as World Championships, Tokyo Olympics loom large

Towards the goal of winning medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it is essential for the Indian athletes to perform up to their true potential in the Asian Athletics Championships.

AFI's policy on selection of Indian squad for global events has made route to Olympics tougher for athletes
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AFI's policy on selection of Indian squad for global events has made route to Olympics tougher for athletes

It may have been easier for the Indians to pick up ranking points and be high enough in the charts to secure their entries in the Olympic Games than meeting the stiffer than before qualifying criteria.

Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics
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Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics

Asian Championships could be critical for Indian athletes in run up to World Championships, Tokyo Olympics

High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar dropped from Asian Athletics Championships squad by AFI after missing Federation Cup
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High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar dropped from Asian Athletics Championships squad by AFI after missing Federation Cup

Tejaswin's exclusion does come as a surprise since he is regarded as one of the country's genuine medal prospects. Also, he is learned to have informed the national governing body of his inability to make it to the Federation Cup in advance, owing to his mid-term exams.

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

Tejaswin Shankar clears 2.24m to become third Indian to clinch gold at NCAA Track and Field Championship in USA
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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.

Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar pulls out of Asian Games 2018 due to neck injury
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Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar pulls out of Asian Games 2018 due to neck injury

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
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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 Athletics preview: Kenya expected to dominate; Neeraj Chopra to lead India's medal quest
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Commonwealth Games 2018 Athletics preview: Kenya expected to dominate; Neeraj Chopra to lead India's medal quest

There is reason to believe that India can win some medals in Gold Coast. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra can be expected to lead the quest of the nation’s track and field stars to win some metal.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set for CWG debut as AFI names 31-member Indian athletics team
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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.

Federation Cup Athletics: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar breaks national record to qualify for CWG
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Federation Cup Athletics: High jumper Tejaswin Shankar breaks national record to qualify for CWG

Tejaswin Shankar smashed his own NR to claim high jump gold as three athletes booked their CWG berths on the 3rd day of the 22nd Federation Cup

Tejaswin Shankar's journey from budding cricketer to high jump national record holder
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Tejaswin Shankar's journey from budding cricketer to high jump national record holder

The physical education teacher of his school got him attracted to athletics. And the rest, as they, is history.