New Delhi: Indian athlete OP Jaisha, who was taken for a medical examination due to dehydration in Rio on Sunday morning, in an exclusive conversation with NewsX blamed the IOA and Rio organisers for her life-threatening condition.
Jaisha in a telephonic conversation with NewsX said that she was not provided any water by any officials while running the marathon and was severely dehydrated. She fell unconscious for nearly three hours and had almost died after the marathon.
The Indian athlete’s grave condition had also resulted in a heated argument after her coach Nikolai Snesarev got involved in a heated conversation with a lady doctor at the polyclinic who did not allow him to accompany Jaisha inside the hospital.
Sources later revealed that Snesarev indulged in such behaviour because he was worried that there was no sign of pulse on Jaisha’s body.
Following the incident, Indian coach for middle and long distance athletics, Nikolai Snesarev had been apprehended by the Rio Police for half a day and later released. This happened after a lady doctor at the Rio Olympics Games Village filed a complaint against the Indian coach for misbehaving at a polyclinic.
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 22, 2016