22-year-old Daisy Osakue who is Nigerian was pelted with egg in Italy on Monday, July 30, 2018.
She was said to be driving on a street near Turin, Italy when unknown assailants assaulted her by hurling an egg at her face.
She has been left in severe pains and a patch over her eye.
Reports claim that the Nigerian born Italian athlete who is set to take part in next month’s European Athletics Championships in Berlin where she is due to represent Italy in the discus might have been attacked by Racists.
However, she has described her assailants as Cowards, saying:
“I don’t want to play the sexism or racism card, but people should be able to go out without someone attacking you out of the blue. They are just cowards”, Osakue told Reuters.
The Italian police are however investigating whether Osakue had been victim of racism as there has been an upsurge in racist assaults in Italy in recent times.