Dutee Chand, an Indian women’s 100 meters sprinter has come down hard the Indian government after reaching to Rio to participate in Olympics. While speaking to The Quint, the outspoken and bold sprinter said that she had a harrowing experience while flying down to the host city.
She made a very bold remark, “I flew alone from Hyderabad, my coach could not come with me. Managers and others are given Business Class tickets but players are being given economy class. It was a 36 hour journey, I could not get proper sleep or rest. If players are treated like this what kind of performance will we give in Olympics?”
She further added, “Players should be taken care of. Those who are representing country are being given economy class and team managers are getting business class. In future Olympians should not face such problem.”
Dutee is only third the Indian women to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. Her event starts at August 19 and she has a lot of time in her hand to prepare for it but she still feels that if somebody needs to be given comfortable seats in the flight then it should be the athletes and not the managers.