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Asian Games: Jinson Johnson wins gold in men’s 1500m

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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 in the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday.

Johnson clocked 3:44.72 sec to claim the gold ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62sec, his season’s best effort. Earlier, Johnson had won a silver in the 800m event.

While, Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali settled with a bronze (3:45.88sec), India’s Manjit, who had claimed gold in the 800m event, took the fourth position with a timing of 3:46.57sec.


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