BIRMINGHAM: Tejaswin Shankar opened Indian athletics team’s medal account with a bronze in the men’s high jump event in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.
National record holder Shankar cleared 2.22m to finish third in the event.

The 23-year-old Shankar, who was added in the squad last-minute on the orders of Delhi High Court, has a season’s best of 2.27m and personal best of 2.29m.
Hamish Kerr of New Zealand won the gold while Australia’s Brandon Starc clinched the silver. Both cleared 2.25m but could not soar over 2.28m but the Kiwi won the gold on count back.

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