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Harmilan Bains sets National Record in Women's 1500m

Harmilan Bains clocked 4:05.39 to win the 1500m gold at the 60th National Open Athletics in Warangal.

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Harmilan Bains (Source: the_.queeen_/Instagram)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 16 Sep 2021 11:42 AM GMT

The star Indian women's runner, Harmilan Bains has set a new national record in 1500m. The 23-year-old clocked 4:05.39 to win the 60th National Open Athletics in Warangal earlier today.

Representing Punjab Harmilan Bains took home the gold medal a whopping 13 seconds ahead of Delhi's Chanda, who clocked 4:18.24. KM Deeksha of Madhya Pradesh claimed the bronze at 4:21.34.

Though she set a new national record, Harmilan Bains just missed out on the automatic qualification mark for the 2022 World Championships, which is set at 4:04.20.

The previous national record in women's 1500m was held by Sunita Rani of Punjab. She had clocked 4:06.03 during the 2002 Asian Games, winning the gold medal in Busan.

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