Tejaswin Shankar won India’s first medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022, securing bronze in the men’s high jump final. Tejaswin, competing for India for the first time in four years, hit a 2.22m landing to finish on the podium.
Wishes started pouring in for the athlete, as the news broke about his achievement
Several people took to Koo, a microblogging site to congratulate Shankar on his achievement.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on a Koo post, “Another Historic first at #CommonwealthGames for India. Tejaswin Shankar is the first ever to win a medal – a #bronze for India in the high jump at Birmingham 2022.”
Union Minister for Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju wrote Winning a Medal in high jump is very rare but Tejaswin Shankar becomes the 1st ever Indian to win a high jump medal at the #Commonwealthgames with a solid jump of 2.22 meter at the Birmingham 2022
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadakari congratulated by writing “First ever medal for Team India in High Jump at #CWG2022 Making the entire Nation proud, #TejaswinShankar bagged the #BronzeMedal in Men’s High Jump at #CommonwealthGames2022 Congratulations & Blessings from a Billion Hearts.”
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