Jinson Johnson wins 1500m silver in Berlin, qualifies for World Championships

Updated: Sep 02, 2019, 15:53 IST | PTI

Johnson, 28, clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of USA here

Jinson Johnson wins 1500m silver in Berlin, qualifies for World Championships
Jinson Johnson

Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson bettered his own 1500m national record while clinching a silver in the ISTAF Berlin event here
yesterday.

Johnson, 28, clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of USA here. The earlier national record in the name of the Kerala runner was 3:37.86 which he had set at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last year. He also holds the 800m national record (1:45.65).

Jinson also qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha from September 28 to October 6. The World Championships qualifying time is 3:36.00. “I was expecting to set new national record but did not expect to win the silver. I will now go to Colorado in USA for further training and then to Doha for World Championships,” Jinson said after the event.

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