Chennai: Gomathi Marimuthu who won gold in the Asian Athletics Champions in Qatar was praised by the Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK president M K Stalin.
Hailing from Tiruchirappally, the 30-year-old athlete clocked 2 minute 02.70 seconds in the women’s 800m race in the ongoing championship in Doha on Monday.
The chief minister wrote to the Marimuthu. “I wish you participate in more such international tournaments and bring laurels to India and Tamil Nadu,” he said in the letter.
Expressed joy over her feat Stalin tweeted, “I extend my greetings to her to achieve bigger feat.”
Other political leaders, such as AMMK General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran and MDMK founder Vaiko, heaped praise on the athlete.