Tejaswin Shankar breaks 14 year old record, wins pentathlon title in USA

December 14, 2019

AthleticsTejaswin Shankar

  • High jumper Tejaswin Shankar proved his all-round credentials in track and field when he broke a 14-year old school pentathlon record.
  • The Indian won four out of five events in the Carol Robinson/Attila Zsivoczky Pentathlon at Ahearn Field House, Manhattan, on Friday.
  • The 20-year-old clocked a personal-best time of 2:41.62 seconds in the 1000m race to score 885 points on the final day which gave him a record total of 4,137 points. The previous record was 4,116 points and stood for 14 years. Shankar also improved on his last year’s pentathlon score of 3,826 by over 300 points.

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