“My father ate the food saved for cattle for you to offer me with respectable food so that I can educate for athletics,” stated a tearful Gomathi Marimuthu at a press meet on Friday in Chennai.
India’s golden girl Gomathi Marimuthu recalled her struggles to attain the pinnacle of fulfillment inside the 800-meters tune event at the lately concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. In a press meet prepared via the Velammal School in Chennai after a felicitation characteristic for the sportswoman, 30-12 months-vintage Gomathi shared her journey up to now and the road beforehand.
Hard work bore her fruits
Speak. ing to journalists, Gomathi says she turned into assured about triumphing a gold medal no matter now not getting help from the Indian authorities. “I was confident approximately triumphing a medal and had practiced properly. I was no longer a part of the camp for a month and trained by myself. The government of India did no longer assist me, and I got geared up in my own money,” she said, adding that Indian train Bhatia helped her out with workout schedule over the smartphone. Recalling her enjoy at the Asian Athletic Championships in Doha,
Gomathi stated that it had been a challenging period within the run-up to the meet. “If authorities of Tamil Nadu enableenable will educate difficultly and try to win an Olympics medal. There are still twelve months for the occasion. Since this occasion turned into a brief length and I got better from damage, I couldn’t clock my quality timing in the race. Not one to mince phrases, Gomathi said that she does not want absolutely everyone to suffer as she did for the duration of her education length. “I had to fight for my rights at every step. I have seen many athletes give up because they no longer have the help or the resources they had to prepare. I might be satisfied if the government allows them,” she talked about.