Ex-athlete Godara condemns Salman’s appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio

, 1:30 PM IST

Deharadun : Former Indian marathon runner Sunita Godara on Sunday opposed Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s appointment as the Goodwill Brand Ambassador for the Rio Olympics 2016, saying it is a huge insult for sports champions.

“I got to hear that Salman Khan has been appointed as the Goodwill Brand Ambassador for Rio Olympics. Firstly, I want to know what goodwill he has done for sports. Secondly, when we have so many Olympic medallists available then why he was chosen as the ambassador,” Godara said.

“It is humiliating for the champions, who are going into the Olympics. We have champions. There many more prominent sports personalities capable enough to be named the brand ambassador. Choosing a celebrity as the brand ambassador is an insult for sports champions,” she added.

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor, whose next film is based on the life of a wrestler, was earlier announced as the brand ambassador of the Indian contingent in Rio by the Indian Olympic Association. (ANI)