希尼尔翻译公司（www.sinosenior.com.cn）2016年8月1日了解到： JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—The
world’s youngest nation will send three athletes to compete in this
year’s summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Runner Santino Kenyi, 16, will compete in the 1500 meter race.
"I really feel proud and I’m really very happy for the first
time as we are representing our nation," said Kenyi, who knows he is
making history for his country.
Although this is the first time South Sudan has sent an
official team, it’s not the first time a South Sudanese has competed in
an Olympic games.
In 2012, South Sudanese runner Guor Mading Maker took 47th in
the marathon at the London summer games. But he ran under an Olympic
flag because South Sudan wasn’t yet recognized by the International
Maker will return to the Olympics this year. Also going to Rio
is Margret Rumat Rumar Hassan, who will run the 200 meter race.
Five more South Sudanese athletes will compete as part of the
first ever team of refugees.
Kenyi said they are collectively paving the way for future
South Sudanese competitors.
"We are glad that next time also the new generation who are
coming will also represent. It’s like we are just like we are opening
the door," he said.
Kenyi’s journey to the Olympics hasn’t been easy. South Sudan
has experienced civil war since 2013, with tens of thousands killed.
While millions have fled the country, Kenyi has continued
training in the capital Juba, even when fighting breaks out on the
city’s streets. "I was training with the war. People were fighting and
"My message to my fellow South Sudanese, my brothers and
sisters who are outside, is let us be united and let us be together,
let’s together we can build this nation and let us be united, we carry
the flag of South Sudan for peace."