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Jinson Johnson Wins Silver, In For World Athletics Meet

02 September 2019


Berlin:  Runner Jinson Johnson bagged the silver in the ISTAF Berlin event here on Sunday by bettering his 1500m national record at the Olympic Stadium.

The Asian Games gold medallist clocked 3 minutes, 35.24 seconds to finish second behind United States' Joshua Thompson. Jinson also qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha from September 28. He had clinched the 2018 Asian Games gold in 1500m with a timing of 3:44.72.

The Kerala runner held a national record of 3:37.86 which he had set at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. He also holds the 800m national record (1:45.65).