Chennai: Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin Tuesday hailed half miler Gomathi Marimuthu for bagging gold in the ongoing Asian Athletics Champions in Qatar. The 30-year-old unheralded Gomathi had clocked a personal best time of 2 minute 02.70 seconds in the women’s 800m race in Doha Monday.
The Governor in his message said, “The feat achieved by Gomathi Marimuthu of winning the gold medal for India at the Asian Athletics championships is a matter of pride and happiness for the people of Tamilnadu”. “I congratulate the gold winning athlete on her glorious performance. May she continue to win top levels for India and Tamilnadu in the coming years,” he said.
In a letter to Gomathi, who hails from Tiruchi, Palaniswami lauded the sportsperson for her international feat and expressed joy over her winning the gold medal. “I wish you participate in more such international tournaments and bring laurels to India and Tamilnadu,” he said.
DMK president Stalin expressed joy over Gomathi winning gold in the athletics event, saying she has made the country and the State proud. “I extend my greetings to her to achieve bigger feat,” he said in a tweet.