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A foreign official abused me after we won gold: Limba Ram

National archery coach Limba Ram said he was abused by a foreign official immediately after the women's recurve team won gold defeating England at the Yamuna Sports Complex on Friday.

other Updated: Oct 09, 2010 02:18 IST
Nilankur Das

National archery coach Limba Ram said he was abused by a foreign official immediately after the women's recurve team won gold defeating England at the Yamuna Sports Complex on Friday.

"I was sitting in the stand meant for players and officials. Just as the match finished and there were handshakes going around, I extended my hand to this person wearing white and red. He shoved my hand away and told me 'F*** O**. I have told our team manager Ajay Gupta about this,'" Limba told HT on Friday. The Archery Association of India secretary general Pareshnath Mukherjee said he had not heard anything about the incident. "Limba didn't tell me anything," he said.

When contacted, England's archery team leader, Hilda Gibson, said she, too, was unaware. "I was there till just after the match but I didn't see any such thing. I didn't receive any official complaint either. Our official team kit for archery is red. So I am not to sure whether that person was part of our team," Gibson told HT.

Limba believes the way crowd got behind Indian archers and how English archers buckled under pressure must have angered that person angry to behave the way he did. "I didn't lose my cool and ignored the incident," Limba said.