Jalandhar girl Harmilan Kaur Bains breaks national record in athletics championship

Jalandhar girl Harmilan Kaur Bains breaks national record in athletics championship

Harmilan Kaur Bains won gold medals in women’s 800m and 1,500m races at the National Open Athletics Championships.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 22

Harmilan Kaur Bains, a student of Mahilpur branch of St Soldier Group of Institutions, has created a new record in athletics in the country and has brought laurels to the parents, the institution and the entire Punjab.

She won gold medals in women’s 800m and 1,500m races at the National Open Athletics Championships held in Warangal, Telangana, and set a new national record. Harmilan completed the 800m race in 2:03.82 minutes and the 1,500 meters in 4:05.39 minutes. With this, Harmilan broke India’s Sunita Rani’s records of 4:06.03 minutes in the 1,500m event of the 2002 Busan Asian Games and KM Beenamol’s 2:04.17 minutes in the 800 meters.

Vice Chairperson of St Solider group Sangeeta Chopra, shared an old photograph while honouring Harmilan along with her family and school Principal Sukhjinder Kaur, when she won gold medal in the CBSE National Games. She motivated everyone to set the goal of life and work hard to achieve it. She wished Harmilan good luck for the future.

Notably, the parents of Harmilan Kaur Bains have also been well-known athletes. His mother Madhuri Saxena won a silver medal in the 800m race at the 2002 Asian Games and father Amandeep Bains has also won a medal for the country in the 1500m race at the South Asian Games.

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