Emma Coburn estimates she lost $ 100,000 from Jebet's doping
Athletics has some faces that many times we would like to pack and leave everything, just follow their more amateur version and turn their backs on those cheats who every two by three splash their other companions who sacrifice everything and enter in a 'clean' way. to achieve your challenges and dreams. Recently came to the fore the umpteenth positive for doping of recent times (yes, added to those of Kiptum, Fsiah, Bahta ...). It was that of the Bahraini of Kenyan origin Ruth Jebet, Olympic champion of 3,000 in Rio de Janeiro. He will not return (except surprise) to compete until February 2022 after confirming the positive by EPO at the end of 2017.
Olympic champion… still
It is the case that Jebet does not lose either the medal or the emoluments of that gold in the Brazilian capital by 'hunting' it for a positive year and a half later, but many shadows are now planning for the 'veracity' and cleanliness of that record in Brazil and World record that he established shortly after in Paris 3,000 obstacles (it was taken away in 2018 by the Kenyan Chepkoech.
Coburn third in Rio
Jebet, as we mentioned, was first in that final in Rio. Emma Coburn finished third. The American recently expressed her outrage and estimated at about $ 100,000 what Jebet's dirty "successes" had brought her in losses. “The gold medal is serving an EPO sanction. I won the bronze that day. My bronze will shine more than its gold ”, he wrote on his networks.
Furthermore, Coburn adds that "in the 18 months leading up to her Olympic gold Jebet cost me $ 100,000 in bonuses and prizes in metalic. He set the world record twice, won Olympic gold, and was fifth in the 2017 World Championship. ″