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Spanish squash women winners receives vibrator as prize!

Last Modified Friday, 24 May 2019 (12:32 IST)
Madrid:A championship in northern Spain has sparked a debate about sexism in sport after female participants were awarded a vibrator, and to remove foot calluses.
The top women players of the Asturias championship wrote to the local squash federation to complain about the incident, said a BBC News report on Tuesday.It prompted resignations at the club that organised the event.
 
Contest winner Elisabet Sad told the BBC that "things have to change".Ms Sad was awarded a trophy and a for getting the top spot in the competition.
 
The women in second, third and fourth places won an electronic foot file or hair removal wax."We were very surprised, very shocked. We think it's very sexist," Ms Sad said.
 
 "We wanted to explain it to everybody because we think... there's a lot of discrimination... [against women in sport] and things have to change."The women sent the prizes to the local squash federation along with a letter of complaint. The federation has helped them to take action.
 
Officials at Squash Oviedo, the club that organised the event, have stepped down over the incident, according to the federation.
 
"I think probably they just wanted to be funny or different," Ms Sad said of their choice of prizes.Ms Sad said she was pleased that the incident had got people across Spain talking about sexism in sport.
 
"I think the important thing is that there is a public debate and laws in Spain and more protection so women can practise sport," she said.(UNI)
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