11 April 2009

Girl from remote village wins bronze medal in some athletic event (not sure which one)

There is another interesting feature on the National Games by Republica today. The first part of the story is about a young girl from a far-flung village who came out of nowhere to win a bronze medal in athletics wearing shoes that were too big for her.

I don't mean to editorialize too much, but the feature had all the makings of a great human interest story, but unfortunately it then goes on to talk about age limits in sports, which should have been a separate story. It also omits lots of facts like how she was selected, which event she participated in, what region/department she represented, etc.