Jinson Johnson is an Indian sprinter who specialises in the 800 metres event and was born on March 15, 1991, in Chakkittapara village of the Kozhikode district of Kerala to Kulachal Johnson and Shailaja. He is a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian army by profession. He qualified for the 800 metres event at the 2016 Summer Olympics which clocked his personal best time of 1:45:98 at Bangalore in July 2016, thereby meeting the Olympics qualification standard of 1:46.00. He ran the third-fastest race by an Indian in the 800m category. He ranked 25th in men’s 800 m in Round 1 and clocked 1:47:27. Brandon McBride, Boris Berian and Charles Jock were his rivals in Olympics. Contact number, contact email id, office address, residence address, phone number, fax number, email id social profiles, official website, etc of Jinson Johnson will be shared here if available for the fans on the internet.
Johnson did his schooling at the St. George’s High School in Kulathuvayal and graduated from the Baselius College in Kottayam. He trained at the Kerala Sports Council’s sports hostel in Kottayam, before joining the Indian Army in 2009. In the army, he was promoted from sepoy to subedar to JCO. He began his sprinting career as a 1500m runner. Johnson showed his interest in the sports at an early age and during a District Athletics Championship, he caught the eye of Peter Karimbanakuzhy, the former Bank secretary and a coach at the Chakkittapara village sports Academy. He finished third in the championship. In 2007, he won gold medals in 800 meters at National Junior Sports Championship at Vijayawada and the 1500 meters at the National School Meet, Kolkata. He bagged the silver medal in the 800 metres event of the Asian Athletics Championships held in Wuhan in 2015 with a time of 1:49.69 and in the same year he won three gold medals at the Asian Grand Prix in Thailand. He is currently coached by Mohammad Kunji in the Army Sports Institute in Pune.
No athlete in India has gone past the second round at the 800m event since the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He is an athlete with a bright future and it is his determination, will power and focus that makes him stand apart. He is being seen as the next big thing in Indian athletics, and his recent performances have been justifying the fact. Although, he couldn’t qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s 800m at the Rio Olympics by narrowly missing on the second day of the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics in Hyderabad much to our disappointment but we surely have our eyes on him for the next Olympics.
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