New Delhi: Peeved at being ignored for the prestigious Arjuna Award, top woman weightlifter Renubala Chanu on Monday decided to return the gold medal she won in the Commonwealth Games last year to the Sports Minister.
Renubala, who won a gold in the 58kg category in the CWG, said she was hurt at not being named for the Arjuna Awards after 11 years at the top level and winning medals at the international level.
"This is a big letdown for me after being at the top level for 11 years. I have been snubbed and cold-shouldered. It has hurt me and I have no motivation left whatsoever to continue in the sport. So I am returning the gold medal I won in the Commonwealth Games," she told reporters while showing the CWG gold medal.