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Gambia’s Gina Bass, the ‘poor Olympian’ sprinter, goes for the gold in Tokyo

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...
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Gambia’s Gina Bass, the ‘poor Olympian’ sprinter, goes for the gold in Tokyo

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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