Nigerian weightlifter Gloria Moses has alleged that she decided to relocate to the United States of America in 2016 after a national team coach tried to assault her severally before she could be allowed to represent the west African nation.
The weightlifter explained that after numerous refusal to grant the coach what he wanted, she was framed up for doping and was dropped from national camp in 2013.
''They said I tested positive in 2013. If they didn’t throw me out of camp and tried to frustrate me, I would have been an Olympian today. Why did they do all these? Because Gloria Moses is a stubborn lifter who won’t sleep with her coach.
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“After the dope test I had, a letter should have been sent to my state (Bayelsa) and another to me. But I didn’t get a copy of the result of the dope test and I requested for it but nobody gave me any till now. The frustration was too much; that’s why I had to leave for America.
''In Nigeria, the coaches drop better female weightlifters for those that give them what they want. I’m okay with what they made me pass through; it was a challenge and it made me stronger.
''I was targeting gold (in Malaysia) in the jack event because I was in-form but the coach frustrated me, denied me the opportunity. I would have made some money if I won. Thereafter, I couldn’t pay my rent; and there was nobody to help me. If I had parents, they would have fought for me, but I had no one,'' Moses who won three gold at the Rivers 2011 National Sports Festival lamented.