Not every Olympian reaches the notoriety and exaltation of a Michael Phelps, but in the brand-new documentary “A Fighting Chance, “ it’s the little-known players that are getting the spotlight.
While filming, administrator Morgan Neville traveled to South Africa, Vanuatu and the Dominican Republic to hear narratives from three contestants training for the upcoming summertime Olympic competitions in Rio, Brazil.
“So numerous developing nations start at such a huge drawback … they don’t have any resources, ” he told HuffPost Rise. “In the Dominican[ Republic ], for example, at the boxing studying facility there, where their punching ball are being held together by canal tape, you realize that these are people that simply have incredible spirit.”
While filming footage of the athletes’ “arduous” journeys, Neville said he realised that those in the West “take a lot of our Olympic support for granted.” Oftentimes, Olympians from developing countries work together with much less, but have hopes just as high.
“The stakes are so much higher for these other jocks. For them, it’s all been about what kind of a future they’re going to have. How’s their own families going to do? Even: How are they going to survive? ” he pronounced. “So, in a way, they are doing their athletics as a chance out of, in many cases, extreme poverty … For them, it’s certainly a chance to have a better future. It’s not just glory.”
Learn more about “A Fighting Chance” in the video above.
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