Chitra Soman

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Chitra Soman
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (1983-07-10) 10 July 1983 (age 34)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprints
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m: 24.74 (Doha 2006)
400 m: 51.3 (Chennai 2004)
400 m hurdles: 57.70 (Ludhiana 2005)

Chitra Kulathummuriyil Soman (born 10 July, 1983) was born in Kollam, Kerala. Her father is from Kollam and her mother is from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. She is an Indian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. Soman finished seventh in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics, together with teammates Satti Geetha, K. M. Beenamol and Rajwinder Kaur. This team, only with Manjeet Kaur running instead of Geetha, had set a national record of 3:26.89 minutes in the heat.[1] Soman also ran for the Indian team who won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2007, Chitra Soman won gold medal in 400m race at Asian Grand Prix series held at Guwahati on 23 June 2007 and at Puen held on 27 June 2007. She also led Indian women 4x400m relay team to Gold in Asian Athletics Championship held at Amman in July 2007. In 2008, Chitra again showed her class by leading another win for Indian women 4x400m relay team in 3rd Asian Indoor Championship in Athletics held in Doha in Feb 2008.[2]

Her personal best time in 400 m is 51.30 seconds, achieved in June 2004 in Chennai.

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-03-24.