Punjab’s Harmilan Kaur Bains Breaks National Record To Win 1500m Title

Punjab’s Harmilan Kaur Bains Breaks National Record To Win 1500m Title

23-year-old middle distance runner Harmilan Kaur Bains rewrote the 1500m national record last week, the Jalandhar athlete is now aiming for international success in the next year’s Asian and Commonwealth Games. 

Harmilan comes from an athlete’s family. Speaking of her mother Madhuri Saxena, she won the silver in the 800m at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, while her father Amandeep Singh won 1500m medals in the South Asian Games.

Running is in her blood and 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 KM Beenamol 2:04.17 minutes in the 800 meters.

By breaking Sunita Rani’s long-standing record of 4:06.03 set in 1,500m at the 2002 Asian Games in Warangal, Harmilan is a prime medal contender for the upcoming 2022 Asiad in China. She has brought laurels to the parents, the institution and the entire Punjab.

Harmilan is a student of Mahilpur branch of St Soldier Group of Institutions. She motivated her peers to set the goal of life and work hard to achieve it. 

Recently her Vice Chairperson 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. VC Sangeeta wished Harmilan good luck for the future.

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