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Asian Athletics Championships: PU Chitra wins gold

Asian Athletics Championships: PU Chitra wins gold in women’s 1500m Onmanorama Staff APRIL 25, 2019 12:00 AM IST Asian Athletics Championships: PU Chitra wins gold in women’s 1500m

Doha: On the fourth and final day of competitions to end at fourth at the medal tally in the Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday, P U Chitra led the charge with a gold in women’s 1500m race as India picked up five medals.

Chitra defended the title she had won in the 2017 edition to give India its third gold medal while Ajay Kumar Saroj (men’s 1500m) and the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams clinched a silver each at the Khalifa Stadium.

Sprinter Dutee Chand added a bronze in women’s 200m to take India’s medal tally to 3 Gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze.

India had won 29 medals (12 Gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) in the last edition in Bhubaneswar in 2017, topping the medal tally for the first time.

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