New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist and Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vijender Singh is a hassled man these days.
He is yet to get the prize money announced by the Haryana government for the bronze medals won at the World Championship and Asian Championships in 2009 and is tired of running around for it.
"It has been more than a year since the prize money was announced. Both these events were held in 2009 and I have not got the money for my medals till today. It is hasslesome and irritating to run from pillar to post for what is rightfully mine," Vijender told PTI.
The 25-year-old boxer blames the delay on a lax system. "It is annoying. For something that has been promised to us by the government, we have to go around chasing officials," said Vijender.
His World Championship bronze entitles Vijender to a Rs one lakh prize money, while the Asian Championships bronze should fetch him Rs 50,000 according to the sports policy of the Haryana Government.
Vijender is currently employed as a DSP with the Haryana Police.
Haryana Sports Director O P Singh could not be reached for comment on the matter.