The Indian athletics contingent ended its Asian games campaign with a best-ever show since 1978 with Jinson Johnson bagging gold at Jakarta.
Jinson Johnson (born 15 March 1991) is an Indian middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 and 1500 meters event. He participated in the 800 m event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2018 Commonwealth Games he finished fifth setting a new national record in the 1500 mts. by breaking the 23-year-old record of Bahadur Prasad.
Jinson Johnson clocked 3:44.72 sec to claim the top honors ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62 sec., his season’s best effort. Johnson earlier won a silver in the 800m event. Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali clocked 3:45.88 sec. ending with a bronze. Johnson was among the front-runners right from the start while Tiouali took the early lead. However, Johnson powered away towards the end and the Bahrain athlete was not able to match the Indian’s explosive speed.
Congratulations to Jinson Johnson for getting gold.
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