In the sports community erupted controversy
16-year-old Ethiopian athlete Germanic Gepgyar suspected fraud age. Hard to believe, but it participates in the championship for juniors.
It is reported by Mundo Deportivo, reports znaj.ua.
Gepgyar came third in running race, the 5000 metres and won the bronze medal.
But in the sports community erupted a heated debate about this. Many can’t believe the athlete is 16 years old, because she looks much older.
Among the fans and other participants of the world championship there were many who doubted that Heblikar has the right to participate in the competition. In the official report of the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) the date of the birth of the Ethiopian: November 21, 2001, but apparently the athlete looks much older than stated age of 16. A number of athletes expressed in social media to question the veracity of this information.
It should be noted that scandals associated with age, African athletes occur regularly in soccer. A few years ago the world’s attention was attracted by the Cameroonian midfielder “Lazio” Joseph Minal, who, despite 17 years of age in the documents, looked like a grown man. Then it turned out that Joseph did not do fraud to understate your age.