P U Chithra among 12 Malayalis in Indian team for World Athletic Championship
New Delhi: The Indian team for World Athletic Championship (WFA) has been announced. The 25-member team includes 12 Malayali athletes including middle-distance runner P.U. Chithra.
Last year, Chithra was excluded from the team for World Championship though she had bagged gold medal in 1500 metre in Asian Athletic Championship. This led to huge controversies.
The World Athletic Championship will be held in Doha on September 27. P.U. Chithra is included in the list as the Asian Champion in 1500 metre run.
Besides Chithra, Malayali athletes Jinson Johnson, Anas, Gopi, K. T. Irfan and V. K. Vismaya also are included in the team.