Olympic marcher Inês Henriques condemns “sexual harassment during exercise”

“Pyropsies happen sometimes, I don’t like it! Because I do my job and I like to be respected, but unfortunately it has become commonplace. Such a situation makes us fear and fear! And if it takes our peace of mind, it has to be condemned, “he wrote on Facebook.

Inês Henriques, 41, European champion in Berlin 2018 and world champion in London 2017, in a 50-kilometer march, accused a person of “black race and over ninety meters” of “showing his penis” to him during a conversation in which he warmed up for training on Caniceira Road. , where he has practiced for “over 30 years.”

“As a rule, I’m kind to everyone and I said good morning. He looked, stopped and asked if I was an athlete. I said yes, and we had a context-sensitive discussion, I felt like he was coming very close to me and I walked away and continued to prepare for my exercises. I opened the car to take my shoes off and when I look at him, all this in less than two or three minutes, the guy was already showing his penis, ”he revealed.

A Rio Maior Swimming Club athlete waiting for coach Jorge Miguel said he “reacted with aggressive words” because he “did not admit such a lack of respect” and later complained to GNR assuming he could identify the offender, “who did not progress and left. “if you see him again.

“Because it was serious, it is a crime and I must not be quiet as a woman! No woman should be silent in the face of sexual harassment, in any form! I post the situation to warn and (women) be careful, ”she concluded.

Inês Henriques was 20th in Athens in 2004, 15th in London in 2012 and 12th in Rio in 2016.

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