Athlete Jinson Johnson has won the 30th Jimmy George Foundation Award-2018 for the Best Sportsperson of Kerala, considering his contributions in Athletics.
Sebastian George, managing trustee of Jimmy George Foundation announced the winner in a Press Conference at Peravoor Press Club. The award includes a plaque and cash price of Rs.25,000.
His startling performance at Asian Championship where he won silver medal in 2015 made him popular. Jinson had won another gold medal in the Asian Grand Prix held in China in 2016. His recent medals were at Jakarta Asian Games 2018, he won gold in 1500mtr and silver in 800 mtr.
Jinson also participated in Rio Olympics in 2016 and Commonwealth Games in 2018. He also received 2018 Arjuna Award.
Jinson, who works in Indian Army is a native of Chakkittapara, Kozhikode.
Jimmy George is one of the greatest volleybay players from Kerala. Jimmy George’s 31st death anniversary is on November 30th. Junior Volleyball tournament will be held at Jimmy Geroge Sports Academy on Nov 30th and the award will be handed over in the event.