Asian Games 2018: Unheralded Manjit Singh bags gold medal in men's 800m event; Jinson Johnson claims silver
Little-known Manjit Singh stole the limelight by leading a rare one-two for India in the men's 800m before the country was awarded a silver in the 400m mixed relay which made its debut at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Dharun, who just recovered from a bout of typhoid, clocked 49.45 seconds, the exact the qualifying standard for the Gold Coast CWG set by the Athletics Federation of India
Indian athletes, including G Lakshmanan and Neeraj Chopra, clinched five gold medals on the final day to top the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships, pushing China to second spot.
Prominent woman athlete Purnima Hembram on Monday was conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award while Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also felicitated six other Odia girls, who participated in the Rio Olympics
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.