G. Maheshwari, who has been selected for the senior national camp in 3000 m steeplechase, has been given Rs 10,000 as pocket allowance by Mrs Subbaravamma, mother of chief national badminton coach P. Gopichand here on Monday.

Maheshwari set a national record national in the 35th National Junior Athletics Championships in Guntur last November in the 3000 m steeplechase (under-20 years) with a timing of 10:34.10.

The promising athlete, who will be joining the senior national camp in Bengaluru for the first time in her career, was given the amount from the Gopichand Myth Foundation Athletics Project.

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SAI athletics coach N. Ramesh, who has been training her, feels this gesture is a perfect morale-booster to the young athlete dreaming big.

β€œShe has the talent, grit, determination and the willingness to keep improving each day….

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