The Asian Athletics Championships in Doha saw an unfamiliar sight. Jinson Johnson, India’s premier middle-distance runner, could not finish the 800m final after suffering a calf injury.
Johnson had to pull out of Doha Asian Athletics Championships due to calf injury while competing in the 800m there, which forced him to stay away from 1500m event.
Barman's aggregate points on Tuesday was more than the 5942 she had logged while winning the gold in the last edition
Asian Games gold winner in 1500m, he will hope to better the silver he won in 800m in Indonesia last year.
The International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) has decided to revert to the old rules of qualifying for next year’s World Championships in Doha.
Meanwhile, Manjit, who had stunned one and all with his 800m gold, took the fourth position with a timing of 3:46.57sec.
Still looking for a job, Haryana’s Manjit Singh credits Ooty training stint after leading second Indian 1-2 in men’s 800m.
The 28-year-old Manjit ran his personal best time of 1 minute and 46.15 seconds to win his maiden major international medal.