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Asian Athletics Championships: Parul Chaudhary Bags Gold In Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Event

Parul leapfrogged her Chinese counterpart Xu Shuangshuang and finished the event in 9 minutes 38.76 seconds. 

For the past three months, Parul has opted for “high-altitude training” in Colorado Springs, US.
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Long-distance runner Parul Chaudhary has won the fifth gold for India in the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok.

The 28-year-old has obtained a huge lead at the fag end of the event to clinch the 3000m Steeplechase event in the women’s category. She leapfrogged her Chinese counterpart Xu Shuangshuang and finished the event in 9 minutes 38.76 seconds. 

There’s clear daylight between her and Shuangshuang as the latter finished her run in 9 minutes 44.54 seconds. 

Representing India, both Chaudhary and Priti fought for the top spot, but the latter missed the bronze by a whisker as Japan’s Yoshimura Reimi eclipsed her by 0.02 seconds, sealing the third place. 

Yoshimura completed her run in 9 minutes and 48.48 seconds. 

For the past three months, Parul has opted for “high-altitude training”, a type of endurance training for athletes to better their performance and ability to perform a task for a longer duration.  

She has trained in Colorado Springs, US, a site which is a go-to option for American middle-distance runners and steeplechasers. The base if situated at an altitude of 1,800m above sea level. 

It’s good news that the triumphant athlete’s hard work has yielded success. 

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