Athletics Kenya finally dropped its mask and began its counterattack in this witch-hunting period.
Seven names were taken in consideration and one in particular is very important.
The athletes caught and suspended for two/four years are: Agnes Jepkosgei Cheserek, Emily Chebet, Francisca Koki Manunga, Bernard Mwendia, Joyce Sakari Nakumincha, Judy Jesire Kimuge and Lilian Moraa Marita.
Among them, Emily Chebet surely is the “big name”, who will make people discuss about a possible re-appointment of the medals. Chabet, in fact, won the cross World Title in 2010 and in 2013 in Bydgoszcz. The disqualification, which will last until the 16th of July 2019, was caught for usage of Furosemyd, a forbidden substance.
Same substance also for Koki Mannuga (World finalist of 400Hs in 2015) and Sakari Nakumincha.
Jepkosgei Cheserek too, banned until the 16th of October 2019 was stopped by authorities for the use of norandrostheron, just as Judy Jesire Kimuge and Lilian Moraa Marita, respectively guilty for the use of norandrolon ed eritropoiethin.
How many more medals will be reassigned with an excuse mails? We will see.
Photo: Mark Shearman