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Olympic and world athletics silver medalist Marileidy Paulino complained of lack of support from the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD) and the Ministry of Sports during an event held to recognize her recent wins at the Oregon World Athletics Championship. Paulino won the silver medal in 400m and gold in the 4×400 mixed relay.
“On behalf of my teammates who have given 100 percent and thank God we were able to obtain the gold medal and in my case (particular) thank God for the silver medal,” she said in addition to thanking the Creating Olympic Dreams private sector program (Creso). She thanked her coaches. And then, she aired her grievances.
“I take this opportunity to say this: I don’t feel the good support of the Olympic Committee or the Ministry of Sports. That’s my feeling,” said Paulino. Paulino asked for more government support for her and her coach...