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jeudi 4 août 2016

Can Haiti win a medal for the first time since 1928?

Thursday, August 04 2016 by SNTV
Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvil is aiming to secure Haiti's first Olympic medal since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
It's been nearly 90 years since Haiti earned a medal at the Olympic Games, but swimmer Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvil is aiming to break that dry spell.
Haiti's last medal was at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam when Silvio Cator claimed a silver in the men's long jump.
The 25-year-old swimmer who only began to swim competitively six years ago is arguably the most unlikely Olympian on Haiti's small team.
The swimmer, who has never lived abroad unlike many athletes who typically represent the impoverished Caribbean country, trains in an 18-metre pool, instead of an Olympic-sized pool which is 50 metres.
SOUNDBITE: (Creole) Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvil, Haitian swimmer going to the Rio Olympics:
"One of the difficulties that I have, is we don't have a Olympic size pool to train for the competitions. I'm training for the 50 and 100 metres but I train in a pool that is 18 metres. This is a huge difficulty."
Swimming barely exists as a sport in Haiti, where there are few pools but Dorsainvil is hoping to change all that.
SOUNDBITE (Creole) Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvil, Haitian swimmer going to the Rio Olympics:
"That's the dream of all Olympians, is to go to win. I am ready to go win. I'm ready to fly the flag for our country everywhere we go."
http://www.7msport.com/video/20160804/29091.shtml

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