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Asian Games: Gold for Jinson Johnson in men’s 1500m

PTI Jakarta Aug 30 | Updated on August 30, 2018 Published on August 30, 2018

Indian athlete Jinson Johnson (3rd right) runs in the Men's 1500m final at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.   -  Reuters

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

Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours 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.

Ending with a bronze was Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali (3:45.88sec).

Manjit, who had stunned one and all with his 800m gold, took the fourth position with a timing of 3:46.57sec.

Published on August 30, 2018

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