"Moving in direction of becoming complete decathlete": Tejaswin Shankar after winning silver in Decathlon
Hangzhou [China], October 3 (ANI): After winning the silver medal in the Men's Decathlon at the 19th Asian Games, India's Tejaswin Shankar on Tuesday said he is happy with his performance in the event and is moving in the direction of becoming a complete decathlete.
Shankar broke the national record in the men's decathlon with an overall effort of 7666 points to win silver.
However, China's Sun Qihao was ahead with 7816 points to take home a gold medal, while Japan's Yuma Maruyama bagged the bronze with a score of 7568.
Shankar said as an athlete he aims to win a coveted medal for his country, giving the best performance.
"Injuries should be behind the scenes. And our only aim is to give our best performance and forget about all these things. When I am wearing the Indian jersey, the only aim is to win the coveted medal and that is what I tried to do," Shankar said.