Gambia’s track queen Gina Bass, aka the “poor Olympian”, is one of four athletes all set for this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games as she aims to win a medal for the Gambia in the 200 metres.
It’s been a hard road to the Olympic games, but of late, Bass has had a series of successes despite other challenges.
Training has been a major challenge for sprinter Bass due to the Covid-19 restrictions. She had to spend most of her time at the country’s independent stadium to work towards her Olympic dreams, even though it wasn't a standard training facility.
And this is in part where she earned the moniker the “poor Olympian”—she was given this name when she returned from the Rio games...
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