Army’s Krishan Kumar, the National inter-State champion, broke international Jinson Johnson’s 800m meet record as he won the gold with a personal best 1:48.02s in the 70 Services Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

It was the fastest time by an Indian in the two-lapper this year.

The four-day meet, which began on Thursday, attracted some top names including Asian Games champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor who won the shot put with 18.07m.

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Tajinderpal, who was in action at the recent Tokyo Olympics, holds the national record with 21.49m.

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Meanwhile sprinter Muhammed Ajmal clocked an impressive 46.91s while winning the gold on his 400m debut on Friday.

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