Moreover, Sports Illustrated had brief comments from Rosa:
â€œWhat came into my mind was London,â€ Sumgong said of the protesters. â€œI was like scared maybe he grab us. I was aware if anyone comes at us.â€
â€œIt did not affect me. My friends, I was thinking if not me maybe my colleagues he might come and grab one of them.
â€œWe were not that much worried because we had the police officers so we were fairly sure we were safe.â€
Sumgong made a spirited defence of Kenyan athletes amid on going doping scandals engulfing the country and declared she was â€œ100 per cent cleanâ€.
â€œIn Kenya we are clean, very clean I assure you we are clean,â€ she said.
â€œThe Kenyan athletes, we are sure we are clean, myself I am sure I am clean, 100 per cent.â€
[Sumgong] ... is represented by Federico Rosa, who was arrested and charged in Kenya with doping offenses last month. He was released in time to travel to Rio in order to assist his athletes, though he did not associate himself with any athletes.
Hereâ€™s a transcript of the exchange: (note: LR is some hobbyist runner website I think) http://www.si.com/olympics/201...ma-sumgong
LR: â€œJemima just won the Olympics and you think sheâ€™s clean, right?â€
Rosa: â€œCan we talk about Jemima and the gold medal?â€
LR: â€œWhat do you say to people who say she canâ€™t be clean because of whatâ€™s going on in Kenya?â€
Rosa: â€œShe did another doping test.â€
SI: â€œWhat have you done differently to monitor your athletes since Rita?â€
Rosa: â€œWe monitorâ€”we can not be sure of the athlete but it is only to celebrate the gold medal in the Olympics. Nothing else.â€