ASICS Rope In Athletes Jinson Johnson, T. Gopi

New Delhi: Footwear and sports equipment producing company ASICS on Wednesday named 800m runner Jinson Johnson and marathoner T. Gopi as their brand athletes.

Jinson, who is just a small step away from qualifying for the World Athletics Championships in Doha, will be shifting his base to Colorado in the US to train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking on the occasion, the Arjuna awardee athlete said: “ASICS has always been the support an athlete needs and has truly been a backbone in providing us the right gear to train our body and mind better. It gives me great pride to be associated with a brand that is used by track runners worldwide.”

On his association with the brand, Gopi said, “As runners, it is of the utmost importance that we wear the right shoes and gear for our races and ASICS has the technology which caters to athletes all around the globe. I am excited to be an addition to that list.”

Speaking on the association, Rajat Khurana, Managing Director at ASICS India, said: “We as a brand have a history of supporting runners and as a marathon runner myself, I am excited to have both these world class athletes in our roster.”