Born Domingas Embana Togna, on the 14th of June 1981, the 40 year old former Guinea-Bissau Olympic Athlete, is said to be a shadow of herself, as she now does menial jobs like working as maid, breaking rocks and selling gravels to builders.
Domingas is Guinea Bissau's most decorated/medaled track athlete in the country's history, she participated in the marathon race at the World Championships, though she did not finish, she also competed in the 1500 metres at the 2008 Beijing China Olympic Games, finishing eleventh in the heats (1 time) and 33rd overall.
Sadly, the retired 1500M runner now work as a maid and also in a stone quarry to survive.
She breaks rocks and sells the gravels to builders, which is very sad and disappointing. For a person who helped put the country in the international light, to be suffering and neglected in such manner is very saddening.
This is why many African athletes from both developing and under-developing countries prefer to go out and represent other other countries from the Western world, because not only will they be paid very well, they will also be appreciated and given special treatment.
For the most decorated track athlete of Guinea Bissau to be breaking stones and gravel to survive, goes a long way to show how unappreciated the country's sports men and women are.
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