Asian Games 2023: Parul Chaudhary achieved a remarkable victory at the 2023 Asian Games by clinching gold in the women’s 5000m event, becoming the first Indian woman and third Indian a-overall to do so. This remarkable accomplishment comes as her second medal at the event, following her silver in the women’s 3000m steeplechase race on Monday.
Parul Chaudhary wins another medal
Parul strategically held back during most of the race and then made a decisive move, breaking away from the pack and closely trailing Japan‘s Ririka Hironaka before ultimately securing the win in dramatic fashion. In a thrilling finish, Parul Chaudhary trailed behind Hironaka until the last few meters, where she surged ahead to claim the gold medal. This victory adds to her earlier silver medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. On Tuesday, Parul clocked an impressive time of 15:14.75 in the 5000m race.
On October 2, 2023, Parul Chaudhary commenced India’s Athletics day on a high note. She recorded a remarkable time of 9:27:63 in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, surpassing the previous Asian Games record set by Jebet Ruth in 2014. This outstanding performance not only earned her a silver medal but also crowned her as the new Asian Games record holder in the event.
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In an earlier display of her talent in 2023, Chaudhary showcased her excellence in the 3000m steeplechase at the World Championships, achieving a personal best time of 9:15:31. This exceptional achievement also secured her a coveted spot at the forthcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.