Tejaswin smashes 12yr old national senior record in high jump

The previous national senior record was in the name of Hari Shankar Roy of West Bengal who had jumped 2.25 meter while winning silver in the Asian All-Star Athletics meet in Singapore in 2004.

Nov 14, 2016 07:00 IST
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Tejaswin Shankar, a 17-year-old boy from Delhi, smashed the 12-year-old national senior record of high jump with an effort of 2.26 meter.

With this, he managed to win the gold in the Under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore.

Tejaswin achieved the rare feat of a junior athlete breaking the national senior record. He broke 2.25 meter record of Harishankar Roy of West Bengal, who broke Chandrapaul Ratni’s previous mark of 2.17 metres at the Asian All Star Athletics Meet in Singapore.


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