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Inderjeet Singh, Jinson Johnson won gold at Asian Athletics Grand Prix

Jun 24, 2015 17:09 IST

Inderjit SinghInderjit Singh and Jinson Johnson of India on 23 June 2015 bagged gold at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix in Bangkok, Thailand.

Inderjit won the gold in Shot Put by throwing 19.83 meters while Johnson won the gold in 800 meter event with a time of 1:48.52.

This was Inderjeet's second gold in an international event in June 2015, having won the shot put event at the Asian Championships in Wuhan, China on 3 June 2015.

In the first leg, India won a total of eight medals which included 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. The list is as follows:

Athlete

Medal

Event

Inderjit Singh

Gold

Shot Put (men)

Jinson Johnson

Gold

800 meter (men)

Ankit Sharma

Silver

Long Jump (men)

M Gomathi

Bronze

800 meter (women)

Rajiv Arokya

Bronze

400 meter (men)

MR Poovamma

Bronze

400 meter (women)

Sarbani Nanda

Bronze

100 meter (women)

Gayathry Govindraj

Bronze

110 meter hurdles (women)

The gold medallist of an individual event will get 1500 US dollars while the silver and bronze winners will pocket 800 US dollars and 500 US dollars, respectively.

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