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20:45  06 august  2019
20:45  06 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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LIMA, Peru — Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis said Monday that female athletes deserve fair and equal pay and criticized President Donald Trump for being "racist" and "misogynistic."

Lewis spoke in the Peruvian capital of Lima, where he will present the 100-meter and long jump medals at the Pan American Games. He also said that he became an athlete thanks to his mother, who competed in the first Pan Am Games in Buenos Aires in 1951.

"If I didn't have a strong woman in my life, I wouldn't be sitting here today," he said at a press conference with Leroy Burrell, a former world record-holder in the 100 metres. "My mother was a pioneer."

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The U.S. national team has long championed equal rights. Players collectively filed a lawsuit earlier this year that alleges discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation and are seeking pay equitable with that of the men's national team.

"The reality is that there's a lot of prejudice, and a lot of prejudice is fear," he said. "We're afraid to give the same opportunity because it gives us a leg up ... the reality is that it's no different than another athlete on another team. So, yes, I support that."

Lewis also criticized Trump and said Americans have a huge challenge.

"There are a lot of issues going on," he said. "We have a racist president, who is prejudiced, and misogynistic, who doesn't value anyone outside of himself. ... But that doesn't mean we can't fight for what is right for people, and look at others where they may have missed an opportunity or may have been marginalized in their lifetime."

Lewis offers support for Pan Am Games, attacks Trump

Lewis offers support for Pan Am Games, attacks Trump Lewis offers support for Pan Am Games, attacks Trump

The U.S. has been reeling from mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people.

Trump on Monday called the mass shootings "evil attacks" that are crimes "against all humanity" and said unity must replace hatred in society.

But in recent weeks, Trump has sent racist tweets about four women of colour who serve in Congress. During rallies, he has also spoken of an "invasion" at the southern border.

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