High jumper Tejaswin Shankar wins NCAA title

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jun 10 2018 15:21

NEW DELHI- India’s 19-year-old high jumper Tejaswin Shankar won the NCAA title after clearing 2.24m to win the competition at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.

Before Shankar, Triple jumper Mohinder Singh Gill (1969-1971) and discus thrower Vikas Gowda (2006) won the NCAA title which is a US Inter-university competition.

Shankar said he will skip the 2018 Asian Games as he needs a break.

“I was really looking forward to this, so I’ll probably go to Disneyland. I’ll probably go there and spend a couple of weeks and then get back to my summer training. I really want to put out a big mark next year, so that I can be an outright winner next year,” he was quoted as saying by the Kansas State media.