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Jinson Johnson betters own 1500m national record on winning silver into Berlin, qualifies as World C’ships

Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson bettered his 1500m nationwide album while clinching silver at the ISTAF Berlin event on Sunday. Johnson clocked 3 seconds 35.24 minutes to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of all United States in the Olympic Stadium. The sooner national record from the title of this 28-year-old Kerala runner was 3:37.62 that he’d clocked at Nijmegen in the Netherlands in June. Also, he retains the 800m public record (1:45.65).

The World Championships qualifying period is 3:36.00.

“I had been hoping to put a new national record but didn’t expect to win silver. I’ll now visit Colorado in the USA to get Additional instruction and then to Doha for World Championships,” Jinson stated following the event.

“I’m quite content. However, my ultimate purpose is to succeed in Tokyo in 2020.”

ISTAF Berlin is part of the IAAF World Challenge meetings, the next grade of international one-day sports events. It’s the penultimate leg of the IAAF World Challenge meetings this past year.