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.