Asian Power-Lifting Championship Gold Medallist Slams Government For Lack Of Support

Updated: 06 May 2019 22:55 IST

Arti Arun clinched gold medal in Asian power-lifting championship held in Hong Kong.

Asian Power-Lifting Championship Gold Medallist Slams Government For Lack Of Support
Asian power-lifting championship gold medallist Arti Arun. © ANI

Asian Power-Lifting Championship gold medallist Arti Arun on Monday slammed the government for lack of support. According to a tweet by ANI, Arti Arun, who is also a dental surgeon, expressed her disappointment after bagging the summit spot in the Asian Championship. She also felt let down after representing India in the Asian level for not receiving enough appreciation for her efforts. Arti also claimed that she spent in lakh from her earnings but haven't got any support from the government.

"Arti Arun, Dental Surgeon&Power-lifter: After winning gold medal in Asian Power-lifting Championship in Hong Kong. I felt let down, I represented India, haven't been appreciated for it. Spent around Rs 1,50,000 lakh from my earnings. Haven't got any support from govt," Arti Arun said.

The power-lifter also further raised a question, asking, "How long can I continue to spend so much"? She also said, "so many power-lifters go unrecognised".

Divya Kakran, who won a bronze at the Asian Games 2018, had earlier lashed out at the Delhi government for not extending any help to her before the games.

"Nobody helps us when we need it and had I got assistance, I could have even won a gold medal," she said at a felicitation event held by the Delhi government.

Kakran defeated Taipei's Chen Wenling in the women's 68 kg freestyle wrestling category at the international event.

(With ANI inputs)

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Highlights
  • Arun clinched gold medal in Asian Power-Lifting Championship
  • Arti Arun is also a dental surgeon
  • She also felt let down after representing India
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