Jinson Johnson wins silver in Berlin, qualifies for World Championships

first_img Press Trust of India BerlinSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 23:29 IST Jinson Johnson clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson. (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAsian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson bettered his own 1500m national recordJohnson clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of United StatesISTAF Berlin is a part of the IAAF World Challenge meetings, the second tier of global one day athletics eventsAsian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson bettered his own 1500m national record while clinching a silver in the ISTAF Berlin event here on Sunday.Johnson clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of United States at the Olympic Stadium here.The earlier national record in the name of the 28-year-old 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).With his own national record shattering effort, 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.I am very happy. But my ultimate aim is to do well in Tokyo 2020. Jinson had won the 2018 Asian Games gold in 1500m with a time of 3:44.72.ISTAF Berlin is a part of the IAAF World Challenge meetings, the second tier of global one day athletics events. It is the penultimate leg of the IAAF World Challenge meetings this year.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Jinson Johnson Jinson Johnson wins silver in Berlin, qualifies for World ChampionshipsJinson Johnson 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.advertisement Nextlast_img