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Folksam Grand Prix | PU Chitra wins gold in 1500m, Jinson Johnson settles for silver

Indian athlete PU Chitra has bagged a gold medal in the women's 1500m race at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sollentuna, Sweden on Tuesday. On the other hand, Jinson Johnson managed to finish second in the men’s 1500m race after failing to overtake local athlete Andreas Almgren in the final.
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newsathleticsa month ago

IAAF has made qualifications tougher for Olympics, says Jinson Johnson

Indian runner Jinson Johnson has said that the International Association for Athletics Federations (IAAF) has made the qualifications tougher for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Johnson has also added that he has always done well for India in different international competitions.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Asian Athletics Championships | Dutee Chand sets new national record in women’s 100m event

India sprinter Dutee Chand broke her own national record as she recorded a timing of 11.28 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday. Meanwhile, Hima Das failed to make the semis as she suffered a severe back cramp in the 400m heats.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Federation Cup | Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman and others pass the qualifying mark for Asian Championship; Hima Das misses out

Athletes Avinash Sable, Swapna Barman, Jinson Johnson, Rajiv Arokia and others have cleared the qualifying mark for the Asian Championship during the Federation Cup in Patiala. However, sprinter Hima Das, who clinched a gold in 400m, missed out closely from making it to the Asian Championship.
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newsathletics9 months ago

IAAF Continental Cup | Jinson Johnson misses out on podium spot; PU Chitra finishes fourth

Jinson Johnson finished seventh in the 800m event with a timing of 1:48.44 in a race that was won by Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Kenya who ran a timing of 1:46.50 at the IAAF Continental Cup on Saturday. Meanwhile, PU Chitra finished a respectable fourth in the women’s 1500m event.
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newsathletics10 months ago

Asian Games | I am happy with my silver in the 800m, says Jinson Johnson

Despite losing the gold medal to Manjit Singh in the 800m event, Jinson Johnson was glad to land a silver in what he considers his 'pet event' at the Asian Games. In the event, Manjit ran a personal best, clocking 1:46.15s to bag the gold, while Johnson took 1:46.35s to finish second.
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newsathletics10 months ago

Asian Games 2018 | I am happy that two Indians won gold and silver, says Jinson Johnson

Jinson Johnson, who won silver in the 800m event behind compatriot Manjit Singh reckons that he felt overjoyed that two Indians were able to get on the podium even though he missed out on a gold medal. However, Johnson was victorious in the 1500m event where he won gold with a timing of 3:44:72s.
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newsathletics10 months ago

Asian Games | Jinson Johnson bags gold in the men’s 1500m event

Jinson Johnson, who earlier won silver in the 800m race, managed to win gold in the men’s 1500m event at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta with a timing of 3:44:72 in the finals. However, Manjit Singh, who had earlier clinched gold in the 800m final, finished fourth in the same event.
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newsathletics10 months ago

Asian Games 2018 | Manjit Singh wins India’s first 800m gold since 1982

Indian sprinter Manjit Singh has bagged an 800m gold in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia and has become the first Indian athlete, after Charles Borromeo, to do so in the Asiad in 36 years. On the other hand, Jinson Johnson has taken the silver medal making it a 1-2 finish for India.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Jinson Johnson breaks Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old record to qualify for Asian Games

Jinson Johnson broke India’s longest standing national record of 1:45.77s in the 800m, set by Sriram Singh, to make the qualifying mark for Asian Games. In 200m event, Hima Das won gold to make the cut for Asiad while Muhammad Anas missed out on qualification mark of 20.87 seconds.
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