Indian powerlifter Arathi Arun made India proud, by winning 5 gold medals in 72 kg-M1 category at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships.
The Chennai-based dental surgeon received a grand welcome on her return and speaking to ANI about her victories, she said:
I am the only woman who has taken part in both Asian platform and Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship. It is a very proud thing for me. After winning, I expected a lot of appreciation and support but I was not appreciated and was not given much support.
She won 5 gold medals from September 15 to September 21 and has requested the government for appreciation and reward.
After my Asian Championship, I even sent an email to the Centre and State, requesting them for reward and appreciation. But they sent an email to me saying they will look into the matter but till now nobody has replied to me.