P.U Chitra wins gold at Asian Athletics Championship

P.U Chitra clocked 4:14.56 to strike gold for India in the women's' 1500m race on the concluding day of the Asian Athletics Championships.

The win also ensured Chitra's qualification for the World Championships.

"Got a little nervous towards the end being next to the Bahraini runner (Gashaw Tigest). She beat me to third place in the Asian Games. I had to really push hard in the end," Chitra said after her victory.

Earlier, sprinter Dutee Chand won the first medal of the day for India as she managed a season-best timing of 23.24 seconds to win bronze in the 200m dash.

In the men's 1500m race, Ajay Kumar Saroj won a silver clocking 3:43.18.

In women's discus throw, Kamalpreet Kaur and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon finished fourth and fifth, respectively.