New Delhi: In what could be a major boost to his preparations for next year's Rio Olympics, ace Indian shot-putter Inderjeet Singh has finally got a job.
According to a report in TOI, the athlete has joined Indian Oil at its Northern Regional Office in the Capital in the officer cadre.
Inderjeet, who won a bronze medal in the 2014 Incheon Asiad, had been appealing for financial support and is delighted to have found a job.
"It was a major worry for the last three years. Today I am very happy and thank Indian Oil for giving me the job. I am happy that my effort on the field has finally got noticed," Inderjeet told TOI on Wednesday. "The burden is off my shoulder. Now I can earn my living while concentrating fully on my game."
Inderjeet also highlighted the plight of other athletes who were still struggling to find sponsors.
"It's good for me that I got it. But there are several others like me who are not getting a chance. There are no sponsors for several talented and deserving athletes who are leaving the sport because of lack of support. I wish more corporate houses came forward to help them with jobs," he added.
Inderjeet has bagged as many as seven gold medals at the international level this year alone and is one of India's biggest hopes for next year's sporting extragavanza in Brazil.