Robbed by a drug cheat
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
This is a remarkable story about a world champion denied her moment on top of the podium.
A New Zealand athlete who finished in second place, but was promoted to first when the winner was unmasked as a drug cheat.
This is not Valerie Adams' story, but it is the incredible story of a close friend of Valerie’s - a woman named Sonia Manaena, the winner of the women's heavyweight division at the recent world power lifting championships.
That would make her one of the strongest women in the world.
Watch the video to see Sonia’s story.
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2/10/2012 8:21:09 p.m.
Aunty Rowena wrote:
Sonia is my niece. We are all so very proud of her. I hope I get invited to her medal ceremony.
30/09/2012 1:37:32 a.m.
27/09/2012 10:33:41 a.m.
thanks cambell, looking forward to hearing about her medal ceremony once planned please !
27/09/2012 5:44:41 a.m.
Thats so sad that she missed out on her moment. Why wasnt this bought up and her able to celebrate jointly with Val? How many more kiwis are waiting for medals from drug cheats? And I notice shes been waiting a lot longer than most. Who is responsible for sorting this? How about some answers
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