Delhi school boy breaks 6 high jump records in 2014

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New Delhi, Jan 28: Aspiring athlete Tejaswin Shankar, a student of Sardar Patel School, has registered six records in high jump in the year gone by and also holds the numero uno position in the Under-17 age category.

Tejaswin narrowly missed the Delhi interzone record with a jump of 1.87m in 2013, but in 2014 the Class X student registered six records, including three state and three national.

Delhi school boy breaks 6 high jump records in 2014

At the Delhi summer meet last year, Tejaswin created a new summer meet record of 1.93m and later created a new Delhi state record in the Under-16 category at the Delhi State Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with a jump of 1.94m.

On the basis of this performance, Tejaswin was selected to represent Delhi at the 26th North Zone Athletic Meet in Lucknow, where he again broke the north zone national record in his age group with a jump of 1.95m.

After this, Tejaswin thrashed the previous Delhi interzone record of 1.91m with a spectacular jump of 1.97m in the Under-17 category, a performance which also won him the best athlete award.

At the 30th Junior Nationals in Vijawada, Tejaswin was among the few athletes who won a gold medal for Delhi. Apart from this, he also participated in the 19th CBSE Nationals in the Under-19 category at Mehesana, Gujarat where he broke the CBSE national record, clearing 2.01m comfortably.

Tejaswin ended the year on a high when representing Delhi he broke the Under-17 school national record of 2.05m at the 60th School National Games at Ranchi.

PTI

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