- Slow 100 runner prompts apology from Somali sports official
- Nasra Abukar Ali needed more than 20 seconds to finish 100m
Somalia’s sports minister publicly apologized Wednesday and ordered that the chairwoman of the national track and field federation be suspended after a seemingly untrained female sprinter represented the African country at the World University Games in China and took more than 20 seconds to finish a 100m race.
Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Barre Mohamud said his ministry did not know how 20-year-old Nasra Abukar Ali was selected to compete in the women’s 100 at the student games in Chengdu on Tuesday.
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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/02/slowest-ever-sprinter-somalia-nasra-abukar-ali under the title “Somali sports minister sorry after ‘slowest ever’ 100m runner goes viral”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.