Gomathi Marimuthu who struck gold in the 800 m event at the Asian Athletics Championship at Doha received a hero’s welcome at the Tiruchi International Airport on her arrival. A number of youngsters gathered in front of the VIP lounge and held placards welcoming her and acknowledging her feat. The people from Gomathi’s village of Mudikandam we’re seen pushing forward to receive the daughter of their soil who had made their village proud.
There was a flash of cameras and a number of bouquets presented to her on her arrival. Gomathi felt overwhelmed with the reception accorded to her and said that her aim was to give her best in the World Athletics Championship to be held later this year. She is an employee of the Income Tax Department at Bengaluru. The Tiruchi Collector S Sivarasu honoured Gomathi at the airport with a shawl.