August 30, 2018

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Jinson Johnson wins gold medal in men’s 1500m event

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India’s Jinson Johnson claimed a gold medal in the men’s 1500m event, in which 800m champion Manjit Singh finished fourth here on Thursday.

Johnson clocked 3:44.72 sec to claim the top honors ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62sec, his season’s best effort. Johnson earlier won a silver in the 800m event.

Johnson had emerged a strong contender for an Asiad medal following his strong display at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, where he broke Bahadur Prasad's national record in the 1500m event, finishing his run at 3:37.86.
Earlier in the day, PU Chitra and Seema Punia had also added to India's tally, winning bronze in the women's 1500m and discus throw events respectively.

Chitra finished third in the 1500m event with a timing of 4:12.56, behind Bahrain's Kalkidan Befkadu and Tigist Belay. Seema, meanwhile, won her bronze with an attempt of 62.26m.



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