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Tejaswin unhappy with snub, AFI justifies decision

NEW DELHI: The exclusion of high jumper Tejaswin Shankar from the list of athletes selected for the Asian Championships in Doha has caused a stir. The business administration student on a full scholarship at Kansas State University had asked the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to exempt him from the Federation Cup, an event marked as selection trials. The AFI maintained that participation in the Federation Cup is compulsory to qualify for Doha, even though Tejaswin recently won an event in Texas with a leap of 2.28m and equalled the national record. The qualifying standard for Doha was 2.25m. […]

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