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Saturday, 14 July 2018

They say this Ethiopian runner competing at the World Under-20 Championships in Finland is 16 years old

 Girmawit Gebrzihair is a 16-year-old Ethiopian rider competing at the U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland.

She recently won the bronze medal after finishing third in the 5000m race at the current competition.

They say that this Ethiopian rider competing at the U20 World Championships in Finland is 16 ... uh? (Photos)

However, Girmawit who listed his date of birth, November 21, 2001, is ridiculed online by social media users, including a Spanish athlete, Oscar Husillos who says she seems too old to compete in a competition under 20 years old.

They say that this Ethiopian rider competing at the U20 World Championships in Finland is 16 ... uh? (Photos)

He retweeted a photo of Gebrzihair, adding in Spanish: "Her children and grandchildren are in the stands to see her running at the U20 World Championships.

They say that this Ethiopian rider competing at the U20 World Championships in Finland is 16 ... uh? (Photos)

Another commented: '16? This woman went through the American Civil War, two world wars and saw Brazil's Pele lift the 1970 World Cup.

Another said, "This is Benjamin Button's cousin.

And another one added: "Is there no other way to control these things than to look at a passport? It's hard to believe.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has not commented yet


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