Somali runner takes over 20 seconds to complete ‘slowest ever’ 100m

Somalia’s sports minister publicly apologised on Wednesday and ordered that the chairwoman of the national track and field federation be suspended after a seemingly untrained female sprinter represented the African country at the World University Games in China and took more than 20 seconds to finish a 100m race. 
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The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohamed Barre Mohamud, said his ministry did not know how 20-year-old Nasra Abukar Ali was selected to compete at the event in Chengdu. 
The ministry separately released a statement directing the Somalia Olympic Committee to suspend the national athletics federation chairwoman, Khadija Aden Dahir, amid allegations that Nasra Abukar was a relative of hers and was given the chance to compete at the games because of that. 
Somalia’s university union said it had not sent any runners to China as part of an official Somali team. 

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