Olympics Pandemic Africa Guinean Wrestler

Guinean wrestler Fatoumata Yarie Camara poses for a portrait at the end of her morning training session at the Ostia’s Olympic training center, near Rome, Monday, July 5, 2021. A West African wrestler’s dream of competing in the Olympics has come down to a plane ticket. Fatoumata Yarie Camara is the only Guinean athlete to qualify for these Games. She was ready for Tokyo, but confusion over travel reigned for weeks. The 25-year-old and her family can’t afford it. Guinean officials promised a ticket, but at the last minute announced a withdrawal from the Olympics over COVID-19 concerns. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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