Olympics Begin In
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

National Games

Airline staff misbehave with Srihari Nataraj

Swimmer Srihari Nataraj clinched six gold medals at the 2022 National Games - but faced a hassle while returning home.

Indian Olympic swimmer Srihari Nataraj (Source: Sports Arena/Twitter)

Indian Olympic swimmer Srihari Nataraj (Source: Sports Arena/Twitter)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 10 Oct 2022 2:01 PM GMT

Olympian Srihari Nataraj (Karnataka) ended his campaign in the National Games Swimming competition in a blaze of glory, capturing his sixth gold medal with a brilliant show in the men's 100m Freestyle final at the Sardar Patel Aquatics Complex. He won in 50.41 seconds, a new National Games record time.

Srihari accomplished his mission of claiming the two Freestyle sprint gold medals to add to the two Backstroke titles besides anchoring Karnataka relay squads to two gold.

Monday morning, however, the athlete shared a rather unsavoury end to his otherwise glittering campaign at the games held in Gujarat. Nataraj tagged Indigo airlines in his tweet and wrote how the staff misbehaved with him and his teammates.

Moreover, a huge amount of money was charged from the athletes for baggage which were the medals and gifts which they received from the National Games. While the amount wasn't an issue, according to Srihari, the primary problem was the treatment doled out to the swimmers at the hands of the staff.

Next Story