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Jwala Gutta lashes out at Target Olympic scheme exclusion

Updated: 30 May 2015 10:35 IST - Published: 30 May 2015 10:19 IST
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Ever since the news broke out, reactions have been pouring in support for the doubles pair.
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She also felt because of her, her doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa was also suffering. "Because of me, this poor girl is suffering. She is also bearing the burnt,” she said.
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"Just because he is from Gopi academy, Gurusaidutt has been given a contract. How fair is this selection? A player like Gurusaidutt doesn't deserve to be there in the list. Sorry, but the whole situation has prompted me to take names." she added.
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Gutta felt that Gopichand had a personal grudge against her and hence she wasn't included in the list. “I had refrained from taking any names after the first list was announced. But now I have to really tell the world that there is only one person behind our exclusion from the TOPS list and that is Pullela Gopichand. "Gopi has a personal grudge against me and that's why he doesn't want both of us. This is because I have always refused to massage his ego. My job is to perform for the country and not massage someone's ego,” Gutta told DNA.
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Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta has minced no words in expressing her disappointment over the omission of herself and fellow doubles player Ashwini Ponnappa from the list of athletes, who will be supported by the Target Olympic Podium(TOP) Scheme.