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Kumari Sangeeta, national pole vault champion, ignored by athletics officials

On Monday, while Indian athletics officials were busy attending a felicitation ceremony organised by the Odisha government, injured national women pole vault champion Kumari Sangeeta was sulking in her room.

The day after India toppled Asian giants China to win the overall title at the Asian Championships, Sangeeta, injured during Sunday’s pole vault event, felt neglected. “Since morning no one has come here. I don’t know what to do. The doctor says it is a serious injury and I can’t move,” she told HT.

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