Folksam Grand Prix: Gold for Chitra and Sreeshankar, Johnson wins silver

P.U. Chitra won the gold in the women's 1500m while Jinson Johnson bagged the silver medal at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sweden on Tuesday.

P.U. Chitra clocked 4:13.52s to bag the gold in the women's 1500m event at the Next Generation athletics meet in Nijmegen, Netherlands. (File Photo)   -  AFP Photo

Asian champion P.U. Chitra beat former Commonwealth Games champion Kenya’s Mercy Cherono and won the women’s 1500m gold with a season best of 4:12.65s at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sollentuna, Sweden on Tuesday.

Cherono, former IAAF World Cross Country champion and silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships, finished 4:13:34s.

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Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson won the silver in the men’s 1500m clocking 3:39.69s as he finished behind Sweden’s Andreas Almgren (3:39.68s).

National record holder Murali Sreeshankar won the men’s long jump gold comfortably with an impressive opening effort of 7.93m at the Copenhagen Athletics Games in Denmark. He equalled his season-best effort which came in Lyon, France.

Sreeshankar also had jumps of 7.89m, 7.88m and 7.61m.