Tejaswin Shankar, who literally flies when on track and field added yet another feather to his cap as he leaped to a national record-breaking performance at the Big12 College Athletic Championship in Texas, USA.
The 19-year-old Delhi athlete, who studies business administration at the Kansas State University on a four-year scholarship, won the men's High Jump title at the Big12, appearing for his university team.
Big 12 Championships is the American version of Khelo India Games, where athletes from top 12 Universities take part in various multi sports events.
Tejaswin Shankar's clearance of 2.28m/7-05.75 won him his first career Big 12 Championship...
Tejaswin cleared a season-best 2.28m in his final attempt to equal his national record set in the 22nd Federation Cup in Patiala last year. He became only the sixth Big12 High Jump champion from Kansas State University and eight in the history of the collegiate meet.
Tejaswin, 20, is a gold medallist at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games besides winning a silver at the 2016 South Asian Games. He also donned national colors at the 2018 CommonWealth Games in Gold Coast but had hard luck on the day and finished 6th after he failed to clear 2.27m in his three attempts.
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