The mess with the Swedish Bahta: Refugee, she was given asylum and skipped three anti-doping controls
The 5,000m European champion in 2014 Meraf Bahta has been suspended for one year after evading three anti-doping controls. Born in Eritrea, Bahta arrived in Sweden as a refugee, was granted asylum and later received nationality and represents the Scandinavian country in international competitions. This has been reported by the Swedish Federation, which has made known the non-presentations of Bahta, which had the obligation to be locatable.
Gold in 5,000 in 2014 and bronze in 10,000 in 2018
The sanctions commission of the Swedish Federation has stated that the prohibition to participate in national and international competitions is retroactive since last September 1, 2018 and that will end on August 31, 2019, so that Bahta could participate in the Qatar World Cup, which takes place from September 26 to October 6.
In addition to the gold in the 5,000 in the 2014 European, the 29-year-old athlete won the bronze in 10,000 in the Europeans four years later. He eluded three controls the previous season and the country that gave him asylum and the nationality has taken the decision to sanction it.