Badminton ace Jwala Gutta joins the #MeToo movement, alleges she was harrased by coach


Latest to raise her voice on the #MeToo social media movement is the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jwala Gutta. The Arjuna awardee had taken to the micro-blogging site Twitter to share her insights into the mental harassment and the poor selection procedure that snubbed her.

Jwala Gutta opens up on mental harassment
Jwala Gutta opens up on mental harassment and poor selection procedure

Although Jwala Gutta didn’t allege anyone of sexual harassment, which forms the nucleus of the #MeToo movement, these accusations of the badminton star can’t be sidelined either. Here are the tweets pertaining to the same:

The badminton star has refrained from taking the name of the person, but many journalists and fans propound that it is P Gopichand. In case you didn’t know, the former and the latter had a very publicized feud from 2007 to 2015 in which she accused the coach of indulging in preferential treatment to singles competitors over their double counterparts.

Jwala Gutta had a glorious career with Ashwini Ponnappa and V. Diju winning a multitude of medals in the Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles respectively.

Although it would be unfair to jump into conclusions quickly, we here at Sportsindiashow hope that the higher authorities take the matter seriously and proper investigations are carried on.