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Manjit Singh wins Gold in 800 meter Racing Event, India bags 8th Gold

Manjit Singh wins Gold in 800 meter Racing Event, India bags 8th Gold
Written by Abhishek Lohia

In the 18th Asian Games played in Indonesia, Manjeet Singh of India has won the Gold medal in the men’s 800-meter race event. At the same time, India’s Jenson Johnson bags the silver medal at this event. This is India’s first and overall 9th gold medal. In order to complete the race, Manjeet took 1 minute 46.15 seconds, while Johnson completed the race in one minute 46.35 seconds. For the first time since 1962, India has named both Gold and Silver in this event of athletics. The Bronze Medal of this event was won by Abdullah Abu Bakar of Qatar, who managed to complete the race in one minute 46.38 sec. Manjeet was running at the fifth position for the last 200 meters, but later he cleverly increased his pace and bags 9th Gold medal for India.

With Manjeet’s Gold Medal, India has reached from 9th to 8th rank in the medal tally. India has 9 gold, 17 silver and 21 bronze medals in the account so far. China, with a total of 93 medals, has remained at the top of the table with 201 medals.

In June 2018, Johnson broke the 42-year-old record of Sriram Singh in the 58th National Inter-State Athletics Championships 800-meter race event in Guwahati. He qualified for Asian Games with the time of 1: 47.50. For the third time in the Asian Games, India has won two medals in men’s 800 meter race. In 1951, Ranjit Singh won the gold medal and Kulwant Singh’s bagged Silver. At the same time, in 1962, Daljeet Singh captured the Silver Medal and Amrit Pal Singh won Bronze. Overall, it is the sixth gold medal in India’s 800 m race.

India has won a total of 8 medals today Besides Manjeet and Johnson, India has got two silver medals in archery. Apart from this, Pinky Balhara won the silver medal in 52 kg weight of women in Kurash. Malaprabha Jadhav of India won the bronze medal. Earlier this morning PV Sindhu made history by winning Silver Medal in Badminton. By doing this, She became the first Indian player to win the silver medal in Badminton event.

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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