Margret Rumat Rumar Hassan, 19 years old, from Wau, South Sudan, trains at the open field of the Buluk Athletics Track in Juba, South Sudan, on March 18, 2016.
Margret is currently training to be qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 in the 200 metre and 400 metre events. Margret has already taken part in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in 2014, as independent athlete. Since the South Sudan National Olympic Committee (NOC) was admitted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 128th IOC Session on 2 August 2015, this is the first time the country will be able to send its first athletes to the competition.
Margret, who wants to become a teacher in the future, is still attending primary school because she missed more than 4 years education while she was displaced with her family during the war with Sudan. With five other brothers and sisters, Margret is struggling to convince her mother to go to the Olympics because she would like her to remain at home. AFP PHOTO / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN (Photo credit should read ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images)