Manjit bags gold in men’s 800m, Jinson settles for silver

Manjit Singh, Asian Games 2018

Jakarta: In Athletics, India’s Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson clinched gold and silver respectively in the Men’s 800meters race at the 18th Asian Games, here on Tuesday.

Manjit finished the race in 1:46:15 to win gold while Jinson Johnson clocked it at 1:46:35 to win the silver.

Manjit was at fourth position for most of the race but gave his best in the last 100 meters and grabbed the gold. This is India’s ninth gold medal at the Asian Games.

In another event at the Asian Games, Pinky Balhara bagged silver medal in Kurash. Balhara won silver in women’s 52kg as Uzbekistan’s Gulnor Sulaymanova seals a 10-0 win in the final.


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