A professional athlete forced to run a tea stall to earn money
A 45-year-old A Kalaimani is an athlete by profession. But she is now running a tea-stall in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore to earn a livelihood. Kalaimani has participated in national and state level Masters athletic event. She has won four gold medals. Kalaimani is participating in 41-km marathons with her team ‘Phoenix Runners’. She regularly attends her morning workout sessions and runs for 21 kilometers as part of her practice. Kalaimani has studied up to Class X and participated in kabaddi and athletics events during her schooling.