Asian Games 2018: What a proud moment for India – 2 medals in 1 race; Manjit Singh strikes gold, Jinson Johnson clinches silver

By: | Updated: August 29, 2018 3:57 PM

Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson on Tuesday grabbed the gold and silver respectively in 800m event of Asian Games 2018.

Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson.

Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson on Tuesday grabbed the gold and silver respectively in 800m event of Asian Games 2018. Manjit finished the race in 1:46:15 minutes while Jinson finished covered the track in 1:46:35 minutes. Manjit until the first quarter of the race was running at the fifth spot. He in the last lap of the race switched gear and picked up the race only to break the ribbon first.

 

Following their win, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on his official Twitter account tweeted: “WHAT A RUN! WHAT A BRILLIANT RUN! Manjit Singh had to come from the 4th position to win GOLD Medal in last 50 meters. With a timing of 1:46:15 in 800m men’s event, he was simply sensational! Very proud!”

Rathore even congratulated Jinson and said: “It’s a SILVER for Jinson! Our champion athlete Jinson Johnson was superb in winning a silver in men’s 800 metres race at #AsianGames2018. What a race you ran, Jinson! So proud! Many congratulations!

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