Nobody can question the commitment of Farida Osman. The Egyptian swimmer is so focused on representing her country to the fullest at this month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she has taken a self-imposed social media hiatus and will voluntarily skip Friday’s Opening Ceremony in favor of an early night. Yet even when she tries to relax she invariably finds herself swimming.
Farida Osman of Egypt celebrates after winning the gold medal at the Women's 100m Freestyle final at the Arab Games in Doha December 21, 2011. (Reuters)