Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the men’s High Jump Final featuring Tejaswin Shankar, Women’s Shot Put Final featuring Manpreet Kaur and Para Discus Throw Final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tejaswin Shankar bagged India’s first athletics medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 with bronze. He finished with a best of 2.22m and cleared 2.10, 2.15m, 2,19m and 2.22m in his first attempts. He failed 2.25m in his first two attempts and, having confirmed the bronze, had a shot at 2.28 with just one attempt remaining. He couldn’t go past it but won the bronze and India’s 18th medal at the 2022 Games.
HIGH JUMP FINAL HIGHLIGHTS
- ⦿Kerr fails 2.28m also but that is inconsequential because the New Zealander has won the Gold. While both Kerr and Starc cleared 2.25m in the first attempt, Kerr cleared 2.22m in the first go while Starc took two shots to clear it.
- ⦿ Starc fails his final attempt and Kerr has confirmed the gold medal as he took fewer attempts to clear the previous height.
- ⦿ Starc fails 2.28m in his second attempt. Kerr to go now. He fails to clear it for the second time.
- ⦿ The fight between Starc and Kerr now for the gold medal.
- ⦿Tejaswin fails and he wins the bronze medal with a best of 2.22 metres.
- ⦿ Starc fails 2.28m in his first attempt. Kerr also fails to clear 2.28m in his first attempt.
- ⦿Tejaswin assured of a medal. He will skip 2.25m and go for 2.28m but will have only one chance to clear it.
- ⦿ Thomas fails 2.25m and Tejaswin is assured of a bronze medal even if he fails 2.25m because he cleared 2.22m in his first attempt while Thomas failed on the first occasion.
- ⦿ Thomas comes for his last attempt. Just four left in competition now. If Thomas fails this, Tejaswin will be confirmed of a bronze even if he fails to clear 2.25m.
- ⦿ Clarke for the final attempt at 2.25m and fails to clear it. Clarke-Khan is out.
- ⦿Tejaswin comes again for 2.25m and fails to clear again. But he was closer to clearing it this time.
- ⦿ Thomas fails 2.25m again. One last attempt remaining.
- ⦿Tejaswin fails to clear 2.25m in his first attempt. His first failure of the competition so far.
- ⦿ Grimsey bows out after failing 2.25m in his first attempt. He had attempted 2.22 twice unsuccessfully and then opted to go for 2.25m with just one attempt at hand.
- ⦿ Clarke-Khan and Thomas fail 2.25m in their first attempts.
- ⦿ The competition is entering an intense phase with just five athletes left. Kerr, Starc, Thomas, Clarke-Khan and obviously Tejaswin.
- ⦿ Starc clears 2.25m in his first attempt. Kerr also sails over 2.25m.
- ⦿ Edwards fails 2.22m his final attempt and is out of contention.
- ⦿ Clarke-Khan for the final attempt and clears 2.22m to stay in the competition.
- ⦿ Two failures for Grimsey of Scotland too at 2.22m.
- ⦿ Final attempts for Beckford, Clarke-Khan and Edwards at 2.22m.
- ⦿ Thomas clear 2.22m in his second attempt. Edwards is next for his second attempt and fails.
- ⦿ Beckford also fails 2.22m. One final attempt at 2.22m for Beckford and Clarke-Khan remaining.
- ⦿ Starc goes clear of 2.22m in his second attempt. Clarke-Khan comes next and crashes into the bar. Two failures now.
- ⦿ Tejaswin comes for 2.22m now. And he crosses it in his first attempt. Four consecutive successful attempts now.
- ⦿ Grimsey also fails 2.22m - four in a row failures now at 2.22m.
- ⦿ Beckford and Donald Thomas fail 2.22m in their first attempts. Edwards is the third in a row to fail the height.
- ⦿ Starc fails to clear 2.22m in his first attempt while Kerr goes past it in his first attempt.
- ⦿ Beckford has one final attempt to clear 2.19m and he succeeds in clearing it.
- ⦿ David Smith fails 2.19m in his third attempt and is out of the competition.
- ⦿ Starc comes for his final attempt. He clears 2.19m with ease and breathes a sigh of relief.
- ⦿ Grimsey clears 2.19m on his second attempt.
- ⦿ Beckford of Jamaica has failed 2.19m on two occasions now.
- ⦿ Starc fails 2.19m for the second time. One last attempt remaining for the Aussie.
- ⦿Tejaswin comes now and clears 2.19m in his first attempt.
- ⦿ William Grimsey fails to clear 2.19m. Mike Edwards brushes over it.
- ⦿ Kerr of New Zealand becomes the first one to clear 2.19m and Clarke-Khan follows suit.
- ⦿ The next height is 2.19m. Starc comes first and fails to clear. David Smith is also unsuccessful.
- ⦿ Miller bows out after failing 2.15m thrice and he goes out with a best of 2.10m.
- ⦿ Rahman follows Kampton out of the competition as he too fails to clear 2.15m. He goes out with 2.10m.
- ⦿ Kampton comes for his last attempt and fails 2.15m. His campaign ends with a best of 2.10m.
- ⦿ Rahman comes back for his second attempt. He fails 2.15m again. He has just one more attempt to go.
- ⦿ Starc clears 2.15m this time on his second attempt.
- ⦿Tejaswin back in action. And he clears it with ease this time. Well over the bar! Tejaswin clears 2.15m.
- ⦿ Mike Edwards of Nigeria crosses 2.15m in his first attempt.
- ⦿ Joel Clarke-Khan, Hamish Kerr, David Smith have cleared 2.15m, while Starc, Kampton and Rahman have failed.
- ⦿ Nauraj Singh Randhawa of Malaysia is the first one to be eliminated from the competiton as he fails to clear 2.10m after three attempts.
- ⦿ Kampton hangs on by the skin of his teeth as he clears 2.10m in his third and final attempt.
- ⦿And here comes Tejaswin. He clears 2.10 metres in first attempt. The bar is left shaking a bit after his jump but it doesn’t topple over.
- ⦿Tejaswin Shankar still to enter the competition.
- ⦿ Starc and Rahman clear 2.10m in the first attempt but Kam fails.
- ⦿ Kam’s back just grazes the bar enough for it to fall as he fails to clear 2.10m.
- ⦿ Rahman warms up for his final attempt. And does it this time.
- ⦿ Rahman goes again but fails to clear 2.05m for the second time.
- ⦿ Mahfuzur Rahman of Bangladesh is the first one to not clear his height as he knocks over the bar at 2.05m.
- ⦿ Another 2.05m attempt is cleared as Romaine Beckford of Jamaica sails over the bar.
- ⦿ Brandon Starc of Australia follows up by also clearing 2.05m.
- ⦿ Kampton Kam of Singapore opens the competiton by clearing the height of 2.05m.
Tejaswin has a Personal Best of 2.29m. Four competitors from today’s field have a PB higher than his. However, Tejaswin has the second-highest Season Best (2.27m) today.
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When will the events take place?
Men’s High Jump - Tejaswin Shankar - 11:30 PM
Women’s Shot put - Manpreet Kaur - 12:35 AM (Aug 4)
Men’s Discus Throw F42-44/ 61-64- Devender Kumar, Aneesh Kumar, Devendar Gehlot - 1:15 AM
PREVIEW - TEJASWIN SHANKAR
Tejaswin Shankar’s journey to the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride. After an omission by the Athletics Federation of India, a legal battle saw him earn his place in the Indian contingent, only to be rejected by the Commonwealth Games organising committee.
Shankar was cleared to compete at the Commonwealth Games after the organisers accepted his entry on the request of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), ending a month-long drama surrounding his participation. The organisers had initially rejected Shankar’s late entry but the IOA has now got confirmation from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Birmingham CWG organisers about acceptance of his entry after a Delegate Registration Meeting (DRM).
His acceptance into the event ultimately saw Shankar board the flight to England. For the high jumper, the opportunity to appear at the Birmingham Games will be all about making a statement. While the national record holder would certainly be aiming for a podium finish, he will also want to better his personal best of 2.29m at the quadrennial event.
ROAD TO FINALS (MANPREET KAUR)-
In Tuesday’s qualification round, Manpreet began with a throw of 15.83m. She improved her first attempt with the second throw of 16.68m. However, her final throw of 16.78m was her best effort helping her finish seventh overall and qualify for the finals. Manpreet, set a new National Record with a throw of 18.06m at the Inter-State National Athletics Championships in Chennai in June.
Where to watch the athletics events?
Commonwealth Games 2022 athletics events will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.