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Post by prasen9 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:31 am

Also, he may have been forced to go to the NCAA meet by his college's medical staff. Maybe they did not let him off. Maybe they said that it will affect their decision wrt next year's scholarship. Whereas wrt the Asiad, there may be no such threat.

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Post by arjun2761 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:41 pm

Just to be clear, I don't think anyone considers winning a NCAA title as winning glory for their country. It is almost strictly winning glory for their university. However, the NCAA standards in track and field are quite high and in many events presage international success. The 2 previous NCAA winners from India, Vikas Gowda and Mohinder Singh Gill, went to become among our highest ranked athletes (I believe top 8 in the world at some point) at the world level with medal success at the CG and Asian Games, so the hope is that Tejaswin Shankar will follow that path. Clearly, missing the Asian Games is a disappointment as he would have been a medal prospect but presumably he has good injury based reason as otherwise he will have to wait 4 years for the next Asian Games opportunity.

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