Jinson Johnson won a gold in the men’s 1500m while the 4x400m men’s relay team won a silver in the final event of athletics in the Asian Games. The Indian women’s 4x400m relay team also did not disappoint as they clinched their fifth consecutive gold medal in the Asian Games. Johnson’s efforts helped India secure its 12th gold in Jakarta. Johnson clocked 3:44.72 to claim the top honours ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62sec. In 4x400m men’s relay, the Indian quartet of Dharunn Ayyasamy, Kunhu Muhammed, Mohd. Anas and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:01.85 to finish second.
Earlier a Silver🥈and today a Gold🥇medal for Jinson Johnson. Making winning medals a habit. The future of Track & Field for India 🇮🇳 is very bright. Well done! #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/SqKT21IHB4
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) 30 August 2018
MEN BAG A 🥈
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) 30 August 2018
— Chetan Chauhan (@ChetanChauhanCr) 30 August 2018
Brilliant performance by the women’s team to grab the 13th Gold medal for India at the #AsianGames2018 in the event of Women’s 4x400m Relay. Congratulations to @HimaDas8, #SaritabenLaxmanbhaiGayakwad, #PoovammaRajuMachettira and #VismayaVelluvaKoroth.@YASMinistry @IndiaSports pic.twitter.com/WZwnEIMIcD
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) 30 August 2018
— Shaji Prabhakaran (@Shaji4Football) 30 August 2018
Stupendous team work.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) 30 August 2018
Meanwhile, in women’s 4x400m women’s relay the Indian women’s quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3 minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold. Bahrain (3:30.61) and Vietnam (3:33.23) took the silver and bronze respectively. (With inputs from PTI)