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Asian Games 2018: Jinson Johnson wins gold medal in men’s 1500m, Manjit Singh finishes fourth

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Jakarta: 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. Chitra Unnikrishnan Palakeezh bagged bronze in the women’s 1500 metre competition at the 2018 Asian Games here on Thursday.


The 23-year-old clocked 4 minutes and 12.56 seconds to finish the race at third place, while Bahrain secured the top two places as Kalkidan Befkadu and Tigist Belay clinched gold and silver respectively.