In the Chengdu World University Games (China) the Brazilian Silva Mourao has won the gold medal in the 100 meter dash.
A career that would not have transcended had it not been for the presence of Nasro Abukarthe Somali participant who it took twice as long as its competitors to reach the goalsince, according to Mohamed Barre Mohamud, Minister of Sports, “She is neither an athlete nor a runner.”
However, she is the niece of Khadijo Aden Dahir, the president of the Somali Athletics Federationwho would have included her in the test by falsifying documents in collaboration with the country’s University Sports Association, an organization “that doesn’t even exist.”
Given the situation, the Ministry of Sports has decided to dismiss Dahir for committing acts of “abuse of power, nepotism and defamation of the name of the nation in the international arena”.
The video of the competition has gone viral on social media, with many users highlighting it as an example of the levels of corruption in Somalia, a country that has lived in a state of war and chaos since 1991 when the dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown.