Girmawit Gebrzihair is reportedly a 16-year-old Ethiopian runner competing at the World Below-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
She just lately received the bronze medal after coming third-place in the 5,000m race at the ongoing competitors.
Nevertheless, Girmawit who listed her start date, November 21, 2001, is being ridiculed on-line by social media customers together with a Spanish athlete, Oscar Husillos who says she seems to be too previous to be competing in an under-20 competitors.
He retweeted an image of Gebrzihair, including in Spanish: ‘Her kids and grandchildren are in the stands to see her run in the World U20 Championships.
One other commented: ’16? That girl has lived by means of the American Civil Conflict, two world wars and noticed Pele’s Brazil raise the 1970 World Cup.’
One other stated: ‘That is Benjamin Button’s cousin.’
And one other added: ‘Is there no different method of controlling these items other than wanting at a passport? It is onerous to consider.’
The Worldwide Affiliation of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have but to remark