A track and field athlete whose livelihood was ruined by doping has sold her country’s first ever Olympic medal.

Nigel Amos (29), a sprinter from Botswana, met with foreign media such as Reuters on the 11th (local time) and said, “The only thing I have that has monetary value is an Olympic medal.” thinking of selling We are consulting with various financial experts.”

Amos won the silver medal in the 800m in 1:41.73 at the 2012 London Olympics. It was the first medal ever won by a Botswanan athlete at the Olympics, writing a new history in Botswana’s sports world.

However, doping made it difficult to make a living. While preparing to compete at the 2022 Eugene World Championships, Amos received a ‘temporary suspension of qualifications’ for alleged use of a banned substance, and the World Athletics Federation’s independent body, the Athlete’s Ethics Committee (AIU), decided on the 3rd of Amos’ regular three-year qualification. .

Amos admitted to the charges and the disciplinary period was reduced from four to three years. His suspension runs from July 12, 2022 to July 11, 2025.스포츠토토

Amos, whose athletic career was suspended due to doping sanctions, decided to sell his Olympic medals of historical value. He has no intention of retiring, and he is asking for a large sum of money for living and training for three years.

Amos said, “I met a team that wanted to buy an Olympic silver medal for 4.5 million Botswana pula (about 450 million won). However, if my documentary is aired on OTT (online video service), the value of this medal could rise to 7.5 million pula (approximately 740 million won).” Then, he said, “I have no intention of retiring yet,” and also revealed his intention to extend his active career, saying, “I will return to the track in 2025 after the discipline is over.”

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