Kerala athlete P U Chitra on Wednesday bagged gold medal in 1500-metre women’s final at Asian Athletic Championship held in Quatar.
She won the race by 4 minutes and 14.56 seconds. This is India’s third gold in the championship. In the last 300 metres she showed a visible lead and own the medal.
Gashaw Tigest of Bahrain,awarded with silver with 4:14:81 minutes just 25 milliseconds behind Chitra.
In 2018 Chitra was awarded bronze only in the Asian Games finishing just after Gashaw.