File photo of Parul Chaudhary© Twitter
Indian athlete Parul Chaudhary finished at the eleventh position in the 3000 meters steeplechase final of the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest in Hungary on Monday. However, Parul broke the national record by marking the clock at 9:15.31 in the World Athletics Championships and qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. Brunei athlete Winfred Mutile Yavi clinched the gold medal with a clock mark of 8:54.29, Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech won silver with her season-best clock of 8:58.98 and another Kenya athlete Faith Cherotich achieved her personal best mark of 9:00.69, winning bronze.
The NCOE @SAI_Bengaluru Camper unfolds a new chapter as she breaks the National Record & gives her PB time of 9:15.31s in Women’s Steeplechase Event.
She finished 1⃣1⃣th but with her time Qualified… pic.twitter.com/icsJ6Hblue
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 27, 2023
At the split of 200m, Parul was leading the steeplechase but she lost her momentum and settled for 11th spot. However, till the 2900 m split, the Indian athlete was in 13th position, she jumped two spots up in the last 100m split.
On the other hand, the Indian men’s 4×400 metres relay team ended in the fifth position in the 4×400 metres relay race final at the World Athletics Championships 2023.
The Indian team comprising Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal and Rajesh Ramesh marked the clock at 2:59.92.
The USA team of Quincy Hall, Vernon Norwood, Justin Robinson, and Rai Benjaminwon won the gold medal with a clock mark of 2:57.31. France with the clock mark of 2:58.45 bagged silver while Great Britain claimed bronze with the clock mark of 2:58.71.
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