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Asian Games 2018: India's Jinson Johnson wins men's 1500m gold, Chitra Unnikrishnan bags women's bronze

Jinson Johnson clinched the gold in the men's 1500 metres event at the 2018 Asian Games.

Reported by: Agencies, Jakarta [ Updated: September 03, 2018 23:28 IST ]
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Jinson Johnson celebrates after winning an Asian Games gold medal

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.

India's Asian champion P U Chitra won a bronze in the women's 1500m race in the Asian Games here today.

Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for a bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds.

Bahrain claimed 1-2 through Kalkidan Befkadu (4:07.88) and Tigist Belay (4:09.12).

Chitra had won gold in the 2017 Asian Championships in a timing of 4:17.92.

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