Golden Girl Ashwini receives a warm welcome at Mangalore Air Port

10:17 PM, Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Ashwini Chidananda Mangalore, November 30:  Golden girl Ashwini Akkunje, the gold medalist at the Asian Games in China and Commonwealth Games in Delhi, who represented India, was given a rousing welcome at Mangalore Airport in Bajpe November 30, Tuesday.

Ashwini Chidananda Speaking after arriving at the air port Ashwini Akkunji said it was a dream come true in past two months and it is hard to believe that I have achieved what I thought for.

Ashwini Chidananda I have got the worth for my effort and practice I was devoted for, in these two games. Further I will try to achieve medal in Olympics at 2011-12.
Many media have reported that, Government has not rendered its support, but it’s totally false, government has tried to give its best facilities and help they could provide to an athlete, she said.

Ashwini Chidananda She said that it was a memorable event in Asian Games campaign with two gold medals – 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay.

Ashwini Chidananda Her parents Chidananda Shetty and Yashoda Shetty, M R Vasudeva, Mangalore Airport Director, Moideen Bawa, Congress leader  and others welcomed gold medalist.

Ashwini Chidananda Shetty ,Yashoda Shetty

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