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Golden double for Chitra and Afzal

Golden double for Chitra and Afzal

Kozhikode: Kerala athletes P U Chitra and Mohammed Afzal Saturday brought cheers to the Indian camp by clinching a golden double each in the first-ever Asian School Track and Field Championship, being held at Kuala Lumpur.

Chitra won the 1500 m race after finishing with a timing of 4:39.11 secs while Afzal clinched the 1500 m race by clocking 3:58.34 secs, for their second gold medal in the championship.

A plus two student of Mundur Higher Secondary School in Palakkad, Chitra, winner of the 58th National School Games at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, had earlier bagged the gold in the 3000 m race with a timing of 10:05.22 secs.

Afzal, a plus one student of Parli Higher Secondary School in Palakkad, had earlier won the 800 m race.

Soon after winning the yellow metal in the 1500 m, Chitra had telephoned her home at Mundur to convey the news, her mother said.

Twelve Kerala athletes including seven girls, have been selected in the Indian team for the Asian School Track and Field championship.

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