Paralympic athlete Olivia Brin lodges formal complaint with UK athletics, the governing body of the sport in the United Kingdom, having been slammed her dress In the long jump championships in England.
The 24-year-old Welsh woman, London 2012 bronze medalist in the 4×100 relay which will be in Tokyo 2020, Sorry to question one of the collaborators in the competition.
“I am always grateful to the wonderful volunteers who run sporting events. They do a great job. And they let us compete. However, I am disappointed tonight because once I finished my long jump, one of the officers felt the need to tell me that the sprint briefs were too short and inappropriate. He said on Twitter.
“I’ve been wearing the same running style briefs for many years and they are specifically designed for racing. I hope to use it in Tokyo. It made me wonder if a male competitor would be criticized in a similar way.”
in conversation with the sun, Brin said he would formally complain:I hope no other female athlete will have the same problems. I realize that there should be regulations and guidelines regarding competition equipment, but women should not be made to feel self-conscious about what they wear when competing, But they should feel comfortable and reassured“.
The athlete, who has cerebral palsy, will be in Tokyo from August 24 for the Paralympic Games.
Thank you all for all your lovely messages of support and I’m sorry to hear that this has happened to so many other people. Some people asked me what I was competing in yesterday, so here’s a photo.
I don’t think it’s ‘no’ under UKA regulations لو pic.twitter.com/rnTPoTxGAz
– Olivabrine (BreenOlivia) July 19, 2021
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