Jinson Johnson
Country India
Date of Birth 1991-03-15
Age 29 years
Birth Place Kerala
Major Teams India
Playing Details 800 M
Jinson Johnson, Men's 800m, Athletics
  • Group
    12th Aug, 6:58pm
    Rank:5 (Heat-3) T:1.47.27
    NOT QUALIFIED

Achievements

  • Third fastest 800m race by an Indian to win the gold in the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad 2016.
  • Qualified for Rio Olympics after winning Gold in the 800m category clocking a time of 1:45.98 seconds, thereby beating the qualification timing(1:46:00)  by a small margin in Indian Grand Prix, Bangalore.

 

Biography

Jinson earned a berth for Rio with his 1:45.98s effort (the cut off mark was 1:46.00s)in the 800 m in the Indian Grand Prix in Bangalore. This had come after the disappointment in the inter-state championship in Hyderabad where he had the distinction of clocking (1:46.43s) the third fastest time in 800 after Sriram Singh(1:45.77s, 1976) and Pankaj Dimri(1:46.26, 2010) but still missing the Rio mark.

 

Jinson has been making the headlines with his consistent shows for a year now. At the Asian Grand Prix last year in Thailand, he bagged three back to back gold medals though it was his first lega start-to-finish win provided him the best time of 1:48.52s. Prior to this in the Asian championship in Wuhan he had won a silver.

 

A Junior commissioned officer, his training in the 800 m started in 2011 under Muhammad Kunji . From thereon he demanded attention in the domestic meets in the national and Federation cup.