He may have been shocked by Manjit Singh’s stunning run that denied him the gold but Jinson Johnson did not show it. He was graceful in defeat.
“I was the best runner here but then, you can’t say anything about a race till it’s over. Somehow, I couldn’t sprint at the end, I think the race was too slow,” said the Asian season leader, the favourite for the gold today.
“But I don’t think Manjit has beaten me in the last three or four years. He did not run the last Asian meet in Bhubaneswar or the previous one in Wuhan. I think he is running a major race after the 2010 Commonwealth Games.”
But Manjit, son of a Haryana farmer, said he had been injured earlier.
“I think I had beaten Jinson when he was a junior many years ago,” he said. “And then came an injury…this gold ends a long wait.”
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