WATCH Parul Choudhary’s last moment acceleration to win gold in Women’s 5000m
Indian runner Parul Chaudhary on Tuesday etched her name in the history book by winning a gold medal in the Women’s 5000m…
Indian runner Parul Chaudhary on Tuesday etched her name in the history book by winning a gold medal in the Women’s 5000m at the Asian Games. Returning to the field after bagging a silver medal in the women’s 3000-metre steeplechase on Monday, Parul finished with a timing of 15:14.75 for the gold medal. She became the first Indian to win gold in the women’s 5000m event at the Asian Games.
The final sprint to seal the maiden gold medal medal
What was impressive in Parul’s victory was the way she showed aggression in the final minutes to go past Japan’s Ririka Hironaka. She was placed second with around 20m to go. Parul still had the gas left in the tank as she sprinted in the final moment to go for gold.
Meanwhile, Another India athlete Ankita, who was in the top four initially, ran out of steam and did not finish among the top few athletes. This is India’s 14th gold medal and 64th overall in the continental games.