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TNCC announces Rs 5 lakh incentive to Gomathi Marimuthu


Press Trust of India Chennai
The Tamil Nadu Congress unit Saturday lauded state-based athlete Gomathi Marimuthu for clinching gold in the Asian Athletics Championship held in Qatar and announced a cash incentive of Rs five lakh for her.
The 30-year-old unheralded Gomathi had clocked a personal best time of 2 minute 02.70 seconds in the women's 800m race held in Doha, Qatar on Monday.
TNCC President KS Alagiri said Gomathi had achieved the feat despite hailing from a poor background, with her late father being a labourer, through sheer hardwork.
"She has brought pride to the country and I appreciate her on behalf of Tamil Nadu Congress.
I wish she achieves more such honour and to encourage her a sum of Rs five lakh will be provided to her from the Tamil Nadu Congress Trust," he said in a statement.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 1:10 PM IST

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