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Asiad 2018: Jinson Johnson clinches Men’s 1500 Gold

India’s Jinson Johnson clinched the gold in the men’s 1500 metres event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Thursday.

Johnson clocked 3 minutes and 44.72 seconds to take the yellow metal. Iran’s Amir Moradi took the silver with his season best timing of 3:45.62, while Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali settled for the bronze with a time of 3:45.88.

India’s Seema Punia had to settle for the bronze medal in the women’s discus throw event on Thursday.

Seema registered a throw of 62.26 metres to ensure a place on the podium.

China clinched the top two positions with Chen Yang (65.12m) and Feng Bin (64.25m) getting gold and silver respectively.

Likewise, India’s Chitra Unnikrishnan Palakeezh bagged bronze in the women’s 1500 metre competition today.

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.


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