CWG 2022: With a bronze, Tejaswin Shankar wins India’s first-ever medal in men’s high jump

Tejaswin Shankar won bronze in the men’s high jump final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, which India’s first-ever medal in the discipline. 

Tejaswin, who is the national record holder got a last-minute entry into the CWG as the organizers accepted his entry at the request of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), ending a month-long drama surrounding his participation. 

India have already won one bronze in weightlifting, with Lovepreet Singh in men’s 109kg, bronze in squash men’s singles from Saurav Ghosal and silver from Tulika Maan in Judo Women +78 kg and bronze from weightlifter Gurdeep Singh in the men’s 109+kg category on Day 6 of 2022 CWG. 

India’s medal tally is now 17 – five gold, five silver and seven bronze. 

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