Palakkeezhil Unnikrishnan Chithra (born 9 June 1995) is an Indian track and field athlete from the state of Kerala. She has won numerous State, National and International school meet gold medals in middle and long distance track events.
Chitra rose to prominence after the Gold Medal wins in 1500m at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar with a time of 4.17.92 seconds to seal a World Championships place and earning the tag “Queen of Asia in the mile”.
India’s Asian champion P U Chitra won a bronze in the women’s 1500m race in the Asian Games.
Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds. Bahrain claimed 1-2 through Kalkidan Befkadu (4:07.88) and Tigist Belay (4:09.12).
Congratulations to Chitra.
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