Asian Games 2018: India wins Gold in Men’s 1500 m and Women’s 4×400 m race

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Indian sprinter Jinson Johnson on Thursday won the Gold medal in men’s 1500 m race, while Indian Women’s team won the Gold medal in the 4×400 m women’s relay event in the ongoing Asian Games at Jakarta.

Jinson bagged the gold with a timing of 3:44.72 while Indian Women’s team clocked 3:28.72 to bag the Gold for India.

Congratulating Jinson and Indian Women’s team for their performance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Take a bow, Jinson Johnson! A phenomenal athlete brings home a Gold in the men’s 1500m race. Delighted and proud!”

“Congratulations to our team for winning the Gold in the Women’s 4×400 m. This victory enhances the joy and pride of the entire nation,” PM said in another tweet.

India’s total medal tally at the Asian games 2018 now stands at 59 with thirteen gold, twenty-one silver, and twenty-five bronze.