Siri Budcharern Arun


Kids, Beer Bottles And A Public Pool – How Laos Swimmer, 14, Trains For Rio

On one side of the cramped outdoor pool, children are taking swimming lessons. Opposite, another group of kids riotously splash around. In the middle, a teenager is desperately trying to train for the Rio Olympics.
Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state of Laos traveling to Brazil.
She will arrive as a rank outsider in ….

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