"Nobody helps us when we need it and had I got assistance, I could have even won a gold medal," Divya said at a felicitation event hosted by the Delhi government
New Delhi: Wrestler Divya Kakran did India proud as she won a bronze medal at the recently concluded Asian Games in Indonesia. After returning home, she hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi and even questioned the chief minister at the secretariat.
"Nobody helps us when we need it and had I got assistance, I could have even won a gold medal," Divya said at a felicitation event hosted by the Delhi government.
The 20-year-old Divya defeated Chinese Taipei’s Chen Wenling 10-0 in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling category to finish on the podium.
On Wednesday, Divya lashed out at the Delhi government for not extending any help to her before the Games, complaining that she was only offered support after winning a medal.
"I won the medal in Commonwealth Games (earlier this year) and you called me and assured me help...when I asked help to prepare for the Asian Games, it (the help) did not come. I gave in writing, but no one even answered my call,” Divya confronted Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat and questioned him during an interaction.
She further went on to say, "Although I am poor, I have the fire to do something in wrestling. If you will support, it will be very good.”
The wrestler also appealed to the chief minister to help poor children.
Divya took a dig at the Kejriwal government saying that the neighbouring Haryana had extended all the support to its athletes and they excelled in Indonesia.
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Last Updated Sep 6, 2018, 4:25 PM IST