Khabarindiaonline: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today rewarded Indian athlete Govindan Lakshamanan with 10 lakh on Thursday, acknowledging the long distance runner’s performance in the 10,000 metres race in which he was dramatically disqualified after finishing third.
Lakshmanan had stepped off the track momentarily, as he was hit by the spike of another athlete. The Indian team protested against the disqualification at two levels but it was turned down.
A statement from the Sports Ministry said, to encourage the athlete to keep doing the hard work and strive for the medals, the Minister rewarded him 10 lakh rupees. ( Source: AIRN ).