11. 5. 2023, 15.29
Updated: May 11, 2023, 3:36 p.m
Runner Nijel Amos from Botswana wants to sell his Olympic silver medal at auction. The reason is lack of money, as he received a three-year ban from competition due to a positive doping test.
In 2012, at the Olympics in London, he won a silver medal in the 800-meter run, and now the runner Nijel Amos was left without means of support. It was actually the first Olympic medal for Botswana in the country’s history, and Amos expects to earn around 300,000 euros for it. After even a documentary about him is supposed to be published on Netflix, he expects an even higher price.
»For now, this is my only reasonable and possible investment, with which I could support my family,” said 29-year-old Amos, who plans to return to athletics when his ban expires in 2025.
Amos’ doping test found the substance GW1516, which regulates fat processing, and according to the doping agency, this substance poses a great danger to the health of athletes.
In 2021, at the Summer Games in Tokyo, he won another Botswanan medal, when he won a bronze medal as a member of the 4×400 meter relay.
Source: Svet24.si by novice.svet24.si.
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