Gomathi Marimuthu, who grabbed a Gold Medal in 23rd Asian Athletics Championships had been held in Doha is from Trichy. She got the medal in the 800m event. Gomathi clocked 2 minutes 02.70 seconds to achieve this. Gomathi has been working in the Income Tax department in Bangalore. Gomathi is the first graduate in her family.
Yesterday, Tamil comedy star
announced a lakh rupee as a reward for Gomathi’s achievement. Gomathi thanked Robo Shankar for his support.
Gomathi also requested the Tamilnadu government and Indian government to fund the sports enthusiasts from underprivileged families and help them shine in sports. She also thanked the media for bringing her under the limelight.