An Olympic swimmer from Suriname gets ready for Rio

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AN OLYMPIAN SWIMMER 2

Renzo Tjon A Joe is from the smallest country in South America and going to the biggest sports competition on the planet. The 2016 Summer Olympics.

For this week’s Olympian segment, we glide alongside swimmer Renzo as he gets ready to race.

While the Olympic medal count is usually dominated by the world’s larger nations, the Games are equally as important for smaller countries.

If Renzo wins a medal there are high hopes Suriname will finally get its first Olympic-sized swimming pool. It might even be named after him.

Check out this week’s Olympian segment on Renzo Tjon A Joe here.

An Olympic swimmer from Suriname gets ready for Rio

An Olympic swimmer from Suriname gets ready for Rio

Renzo Tjon A Joe is from the smallest country in South America and going to the biggest sports competition on the planet. The 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out this week’s Olympian segment on Renzo Tjon A Joe here.