Target is to improve my timings in Doha, says Jinson Johnson

Jinson Johnson had risen the bar at the ISTAF meet in September, clocking 3:35.24 and bettering his June's 1500m National record of 3:37.62.

Jinson Johnson had risen the bar with his running credentials at the ISTAF meet in September, clocking 3:35.24 and bettering his June's 1500m National record of 3:37.62.

Jinson Johnson had risen the bar with his running credentials at the ISTAF meet in September, clocking 3:35.24 and bettering his June's 1500m National record of 3:37.62.   -  Getty Images

Asian Games 1500m gold medallist, Jinson Johnson is one of the most noteworthy members of the 27-member India squad, at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Johnson had raised the bar at the ISTAF meet in September, clocking 3:35.24 and bettering his June's 1500m National record of 3:37.62.

After his training stints in the US and Switzerland, Johnson has now set his eyes on bettering his timings. “The target is to further improve my timings. I am feeling good.

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It was a short training stint in the US after which the entire World Championships-bound group moved to Switzerland before coming to Doha,” said the 28-year-old Keralite confidently.

Johnson, mentioned about the much talked about high temperatures in Doha, however,added that it wasn't much of a deterrent. "The temperature is high in Doha but then it is the same for everyone.

“Every race is important, heats are equally important. My first target is to reach finals,” said the National record-holder.