Jinson Johnson gets Silver in 800m at Jakarta

Jinson Johnson gets Silver in 800m 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. the event at the 2016 summer Olympics. In 2018 Commonwealth Games he finished fifth setting a new national record in the 1500 m. race by breaking the 23-year-old record of Bahadur Prasad.

Johnson was born on 15 March 1991 in the town of Chakkittapara in Kozhikode district, Kerala.  He did his schooling at the St. George’s High School in Kulathuvayal and graduation at the Baselius College in Kottayam.  He trained at the Kerala Sports Council’s sports hostel in Kottayam, before joining the Indian Army in 2009.

Jinson Johnson clocked 1:46.35 minutes. Qatar’s Abdalla Abubaker came third with a time of 1:46.38 minutes.  Manjit Singh of India won Gold.   Johnson kept the pace throughout the race and eventually finished second.

Congratulations to Jinson Johnson for bagging the silver medal in the Men’s 800m. final.  His success is inspiring and remarkable.  India is proud.

Read more about Jinson Johnson: https://www.bangalorean.com/sports/jinson-johnson-gold-mens-1500m/

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