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Top-Ranking Indian Woman Cyclist Accuses National Sprint Team Chief Coach Of Inappropriate Behaviour

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After the #MeToo movement commenced, women from all spheres are now coming forward to share that they have been on the receiving end of inappropriate behaviour. In what comes as a shocking piece of news, an Indian woman cyclist who holds the top ranking has accused national sprint team chief coach RK Sharma of indulging in inappropriate behaviour against her. This incident has taken place during a preparatory camp that was held in Slovenia.

Indian Cyclist Accuses Coach Of Inappropriate Behaviour

As per a report by Indian Express, the complaint was filed against the coach via an email that was sent to the Sports Authority of India (SAI). SAI has said that after the complaint, the sportswoman was sent back to India ‘immediately’ to make sure she is ‘safe’. Two separate committees have been formed by the SAI and Cycling Federation of India (CFI) to look into the matter and get to the bottom of it.

The CFI has identified the sportswoman who has filed the complaint and also the coach against whom the complaint was filed. They have also said that their officials are standing by and supporting the sportswoman. In a separate statement, SAI has confirmed that they did receive a complaint of a cyclist who has alleged inappropriate behaviour exhibited by the coach at a ‘foreign exposure’ camp in Slovenia. They have also said that this matter has been kept on high priority and will be ‘resolved’ soon.

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As per reports, RK Sharma has been associated and working with the cycling team since 2014. He is a former Air Force HR manager and also has worked with the cycling teams in the past.

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