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  • Asian Games 2018: Gold for Manjit, Jinson takes silver in 800m

    Published on August 28, 2018

    Manjit Singh clinched India’s ninth gold medal, while Jinson Johnson bagged silver in men’s 800m final at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old Manjit ran his personal best time of 1 minute and 46.15 seconds to win his maiden major international medal.

    Johnson, who smashed legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m national record in June during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships, finished second in 1:46.35. He holds the national record of 1:45.65. Abdalla Abubaker of Qatar was third in 1:46.38.

    Meanwhile, 19-year-old Pincky Balhara went down in the final of the women’s 52 kg Kurash competition and settled for a silver medal.