Michael Johnson ‘accused of racism’ for questioning track world records

Posted on AllSides July 24th, 2022
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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson said early Monday that he was “attacked and accused of racism” after he questioned the accuracy of athletes’ times recorded at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Johnson, a Black former U.S. track and field star who won eight World Championship gold medals in his career, was skeptical on the BBC broadcast and on social media after Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan set a world record in 100-meter hurdles semifinals with a time of 12.12 seconds.

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