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Asian Games 2018: Jinson Johnson claims gold; Chitra bags bronze in 1500m

It was a good day for Indian athletes on the track as both Johnson and Chitra ran impressive races to boost India’s medal tally.

asian-games-2018 Updated: Aug 30, 2018 19:04 IST
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Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours. (FILE PICTURE)
Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours. (FILE PICTURE)(PTI)
         

India’s Jinson Johnson claimed a gold medal in the Asian Games 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.

India’s Asian champion P U Chitra won a bronze in the women’s 1500m race in the Asian Games here today.

Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for a bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds.

Bahrain claimed 1-2 through Kalkidan Befkadu (4:07.88) and Tigist Belay (4:09.12).

Chitra had won gold in the 2017 Asian Championships in a timing of 4:17.92.

First Published: Aug 30, 2018 18:42 IST

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