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“We Have Come A Lengthy Manner…”: Neeraj Chopra Remembers His Time With Tejaswin Shankar After Athlete’s Historic Bronze In Excessive Leap | Commonwealth Video games Information

Neeraj Chopra (proper) with Tejaswin Shankar.© Twitter

Indian athlete Tejaswin Shankar wrote historical past on Wednesday by successful India’s first ever medal in excessive leap occasion within the Commonwealth Video games historical past. On the ongoing Video games in Birmingham, the 23-year-old Shankar completed third on the rostrum by clearing a excessive leap of two.22m within the ultimate. Bahamas’ Donald Thomas and Joel Clarke-Khan of England additionally cleared an equal peak as of Shankar however they wanted a couple of try to do it whereas the Indian athlete was profitable in his single attempt.

Shankar couldn’t soar over 2.25m in two makes an attempt. He then went for two.28m in his third and ultimate try however failed. Nevertheless, his 2.22 mark finally helped him clinch a historic bronze.

From India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur, needs began pouring in for younger Shankar from all corners of the nation. In the meantime, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra additionally congratulated the excessive leap athlete with a heartfelt observe.

“And I could not be happier to see my good friend and brother @TejaswinShankar win India a primary Observe & Discipline medal within the Excessive Leap. Congratulations Bhai, we’ve got come a great distance from 4 years again and I hope hope we are able to have fun collectively quickly!” stated Chopra on Twitter whereas additionally congratulating different athletes.

Notably, Chopra missed out on the chance to defend his CWG gold in javelin throw as he was dominated out on account of harm. Chopra knowledgeable that his restoration is underway and added that he’s joyful to see the Indian athletes shine on the ongoing occasion in Birmingham.


“Hello everybody. I have been away engaged on getting again to health, nevertheless it has been superb to see our Group India athletes accomplish that properly in Birmingham!” Neeraj stated.

(With PTI Inputs)

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