Jinson Johnson will look to become the first Indian athlete to advance to the second round in the Men's 800m event for the first time since 1980.
Three track and field athletes, including veteran triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, booked Rio Olympics berths with national record breaking performances in the 4th Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru on Monday.
Kerala's Jinson Johnson ran the third fastest 800m race by an Indian to win the gold but missed the Rio Olympics qualification standard narrowly.
Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson clinched their third gold in a row as Indians bagged eight medals at the third and final leg of Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series here today.
Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson bagged a gold each as Indians won eight medals at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series on Tuesday.