Parul Chaudhary clinches gold in women’s 5000m race


Indian runner Parul Chaudhary etched her name into the history books on Tuesday as she secured a well-deserved gold medal in the Women’s 5000m event at the Asian Games. After her impressive performance that earned her a silver medal in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase just a day prior, Parul once again demonstrated her remarkable talent on the track, finishing with a remarkable timing of 15:14.75 to clinch the gold. Her victory made her the first Indian athlete to achieve such a feat in the women’s 5000m at the Asian Games.
Parul’s path to gold was a testament to her dedication and determination. During the race, she found herself in second place with around 20 meters to go. With an incredible burst of energy and an unwavering spirit, she surged past Japan’s Ririka Hironaka to seize the gold medal.
Unfortunately, another Indian athlete, Ankita, who initially held a prominent position among the top four, eventually ran out of steam and did not finish among the top contenders.