If you're going to use her as an (irrelevant) reference, at least get her name right. It's Zola Budd.
Anyway, she never claimed asylum in the UK. Surprisingly it was that bastion of immigration, The Daily Mail, that persuaded Budd to apply for British citizenship on the grounds that her grandfather was British in order to circumvent the international sporting boycott of South Africa and race for Team GB. Ironic, innit?
This tactic has been used in British sport for years; in fact a number of members of our international squads were not born in the UK but are eligible for passports through maternal/paternal family conections. A significant number of Team GB were not born here, but I bet you and others will be cheering them on in the Finals and perhaps joining them as they collect their medals on the podium as the Union flag is being hoisted in the stadium..? :?
Not at all, its perfectly acceptable to quote from your source of information, I've done it loads of times to make out I'm smarter than I am, but I soon get sussed out 'cos people soon realise after listening to me for a while that I'm not that bright.
Sorry, it has got fuck all to do with xenophobia. It is simply that we are full!! Why are we the first stop for every waif and stray in the world? Sorry SPB but I get fucked off with do gooders calling me racist/blinkered/xenophobic just because I am fed up with being the welfare state for the world.