Doping, Begaj Swears on Quran: I Am Innocent
Albanian Daily News
Published March 2, 2018
Romela Begaj, the Albanian Weightlifter who was proclaimed worlds champion with the snatch style in USA several months ago explains her position after resulting positive in a 2nd drug test.
She held a press conference on Friday swearing on Quran that she had not used any prohibited substances.
"Until my last day I swear on Quran and on my nation's flag that my blood is pure as created by God. I worked hard to earn these medals making all kind of sacrifices along with my family," said Begaj.
She also expressed her disappointment for the treatment reserved to her by the state, adding she had not been backed up in any form.
"We are a third world country. I feel sorry for being born in a country where the state is inexistent. The medal would be hanging in my neck if I was American," said Begaj.