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Asian Games 2018: Johnson bags Gold in Men’s, Chitra bags Bronze Women’s 1500 Mts

Jakarta, Aug 30 (UNI) Indian athlete Jinson Johnson bagged gold for the country in the finals of the Men’s 1500m, while Seema Punia won bronze in Women’s discus throw and P Chitra settled with bronze in Women’s 1500m finals at the Asian Games here on Thursday.

Johnson, who won the silver in 800m, took gold taking 3 minute 44.72 seconds while Amir Moradi of Iran won silver with time 3 minute 45.62 seconds and bronze went to Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali with 3 minute 45.88 seconds.

While another Indian Manjit Singh, who took the gold in 800m, finished fourth taking 3 minute 46.57 seconds.

Yang Chen of China took gold with 65.12m while silver also went to another Chinese Bin Feng 64.25m and Seema Punia of India had to settle with bronze threw 62.26m while another Indian Kumari Sandeep stood at 5th spot with 54.61m

In women’s 1500m finals India’s P Chitra won bronze with time of 4:12:56 to end as the third best athlete in the race. Bahrain’s Kalkidan and Tigist finsihed at first and second respectively in the race.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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