newsathletics9 days ago

Hima Das named in World Championships relay team after triumphant run of form

Hima Das has been picked by the Athletics Federation of India in the 25-member Indian squad of the relay team for the World Championships in Doha. With the Olympics in sight, Indian track and field fans will rest their hopes on the selected squad for a successful display at the World Championships.
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newsathletics17 days ago

Jinson Johnson breaks his own national record, qualifies for World Championships

India’s star long distance runner Jinson Johnson created headlines at the ISTAF Meet in Berlin as he managed to break his own previous record of 3:37.62, which was made earlier this year. Amidst uncertainties from some of the best athletes at the World Championships, this is a huge boost for India.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Reports | Jinson Johnson splits up with coach, likely to move to USA

After splitting with his two-year-old coach Jasvinder Singh Bhatia, star sprinter Jinson Johnson is eyeing to shift to Colorado, USA, to better his chances of qualifying in the Olympics. The speedster set the national record last month in Netherlands by creaking his previous one in CWG Goal Coast.
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newsathletics3 months ago

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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newsathletics4 months 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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newsathletics5 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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newsathletics6 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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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year 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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newsathleticsa year 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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