Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson is lighting up the tracks in Germany as he bettered his own 1500m national record to clinch a silver medal ISTAF Berlin event. Johnson clocked 3 minutes 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of the United States at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital.
The earlier national record in the name of the 28-year-old Kerala runner was 3:37.62 which he had clocked at Nijmegen in the Netherlands in June. He also holds the 800m national record (1:45.65). Jinson also has gold in Asian Games to his name which he won last year. On his way to breaking his own national record, Jinson also qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha from September 28 to October 6. He will be looking to continue his good run and put up a good showing at the big event later this month.