2.22 meter jump
After making 4 consecutive jumps, he could not cross the height of 2.25 meters. At one time the gold medal contenders were seen but after that the medal seemed to be going away with them, but Donald Thomas of Bahamas also failed in the 2.25m effort and Tejaswin won the bronze medal for India. He decided not to take the last jump of 2.28 metres. He was sixth in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Donald Thomas of the Bahamas and Joe Clarke Khan of England also took the longest jump of 2.22m, equal to Shankar, but both took more than one attempt. On the other hand, Tejaswin had crossed it in the very first attempt. That’s why he got the medal.
Place found on the orders of Delhi High Court
Tejaswin Shankar was not included in the Indian squad for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, against which he had reached the Delhi High Court. He was allowed to join the Games after the court’s direction. He could not even take part in the opening ceremony of the games. New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr won the gold and Australia’s Brandon Starc won the silver. Brandon is the brother of fast bowler Mitchell Starc.
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