Kenyan athlete opens controversy: he is Under 20 world champion, but raises suspicions about his age | News


She is the great star emerging from world athletics, but her successes in recent competitions have raised suspicions about her true age.

It is the Kenyan, Edward Zakayo, who was crowned Under 20 champion in the 5,000 meter Diamond League played in Rabat, with a time of 13: 11.49.

In addition, he is the U-20 World Champion and the main asset of Africa, known worldwide for the great production of athletes in this category.

However, the photos of Zakayo in the last competition posed doubts. According to records of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the athlete was born on November 25, 2001, that is, he is 17 years old.

But his physical appearance is far from representing a person of that age, so the everlasting controversy over the adulteration of records in African athletes was again present.

So far, the IAAF has not referred to these issues, the same attitude of SL Benfica de Portugal, team to which it belongs.

Unknown to all these rumors, the young Kenyan continues to fine-tune details for his next competition in Stanford, United States, where, as expected, leaves as a favorite to get first.

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