Folksam Grand Prix: India’s P. U. Chitra wins Gold
India’s PU Chitra won gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She produced the best time of her season so far by clocking 4 minute 12.65 seconds (4:12.65s).
Chitra finished first in Folksam Grand Prix ahead of Kenya’s Mercy Cherono, who won 5000m gold in Commonwealth Games 2014. She is a gold medal winner in Asian Championships held in Doha, Qatar in April 2019.
Jinson Johnson from India won silver medal in men’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix by clocking 3:39.69. He is also Asian Games gold medalist and has earlier bettered his own national record on 15 June by clocking 3:37.62 at Next Generation Athletics Meet at Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
In another separate competition, National record holder Murali Sreeshankar won gold in men’s long jump, at the Copenhagen Athletics Games in Denmark. He won with an impressive opening round effort of 7.93m and equalled his season-best effort which came in Lyon, France. In other rounds, he also had jumps of 7.89m, 7.88m and 7.61m.
About Folksam Grand Prix
It is a series of international athletics meetings created in 2009. Since then it is organized every year in Sweden by the Swedish Athletics Federation.