Parul Chaudhary breaks 6 year old national record in women’s 3000m event in LA

Athlete Parul Chowdhury broke Suriya Loganathan’s six-year-old record to set a new national record in the women’s 3000m event at the Sunset Tour in Los Angeles. She clocked 8:57.19 in the women’s 3000m event, surpassing the national record set by Loganathan, who clocked 9:04.

Chowdhary was trailing in fifth but gained momentum during the final two laps to finish third on the podium. “#National Record Alert #ParulChowdhary clocks 8:57.19 in women’s 3000m at Sunset Tour, LA, breaks Surya Loganathan’s 6 year old NR (9:04.5) to set new NR as she finishes 5th Was behind but gained momentum in last 2 laps to finish 3rd on podium #athletics,” tweeted SAI Media. Choudhury’s performance got a boost ahead of the World Championships to be held in Oregon from July 15-24, where she will compete in the 3000m steeplechase event.

SAI Media tweeted, “His performance ahead of the World Championships @WCHoregon22 (3000m steeplechase is his main event) will be a big boost. Many congratulations to #IndianSports #Athletics.” Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated the athlete on his achievement. “Congratulations to Parul Choudhary for setting a new national record in the women’s 3000m with a time of 8:57.19 at the Sunset Tour, LA and breaking the 6 year old NR! First Indian athlete to clock a sub-9 minute time in W – 3000m,” tweeted Thakur.