Poovamma returns to rousing reception in Mangaluru

Source: PTI | Published on 7th September 2018, 3:02 PM | Coastal News | Sports News |

Mangaluru: Asian Games gold medallist M R Poovamma returned to a rousing welcome at the Mangaluru International Airport here Thursday.

Poovamma was received by her parents and relatives, MLA, Vedavyas Kamath, corporator Roopa D Bangera, and Alva's Education Foundation chairman Mohan Alva among others.

Poovamma, along with Hima Das, Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad and Velluva Koroth Vismaya bagged gold medal inthe women's 4 x 400 metres relay event at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Das and Yahiya then teamed up, along with Rajiv Arokiaand Poovamma to win a silver medal in mixed 4 x 400 metres relay.

India improved the country's previous record at Asian Games, with a medal tally of 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.

Poovamma told reporters the support of herparents was most important.

"I dedicate this medal to myparents and victims of the Kodagu floods," she said.

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