The opportunity to compete in the Olympics is significant for an athlete. Despite having chosen it, they don’t get paid well for their work. It’s also devastating to receive an Olympic invitation but not have the funds to accept the invitation. We previously told you the tale of BMX Gold Medallist Bethany, who was not given financial support from the UK to compete in the Olympics. And this is the tale of Australian sprinter Riley Day, age 21, who worked in a supermarket to save up the money she needed to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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#1. Reily Day wasn’t sponsored by anyone to take part in the Olympics therefore she had collected the money in her way

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She is an Australian sprinter who began competing at the age of nine. At the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, she won gold in the 200 meters and silver in the 100 meters. It is heartbreaking that no one had provided her with funding to compete in the Olympics in Tokyo. Like the well-known BMX gold medallist Bethany, Reily has also supported herself through hard work.


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#3. To earn money Reily had worked in a supermarket and made her dream of taking part in the Olympics come true

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She had worked part-time at the Australian supermarket Woolworth. Additionally, the supermarket announced on LinkedIn the day of her competition that they were honored to have one of their teammates represent their nation. and had wished for her prosperity. Additionally, they posted a photo of Reily with a 90-year-old customer who is blind. and added that she assists the man with his shopping and calls to see how he is doing if he doesn’t show up.


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#5. Though she couldn’t become a finalist she had given her best and ran faster than ever

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Reily had taken part in the 200m race and had done the semi-finals too. But was not able to get into the finals. It’s fine as she has good reasons to be proud of, she funded herself by working hard ad reached there. And also she had beaten her own record, her new record is 22.56s.


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#7. She is also happy and satisfied with her work

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The girl told Channel 7 that she’s found her groove and that the race had been better than the one in the morning. Additionally, she could advance to the finals because it’s the fastest heat. Furthermore stated, it’s a huge PB. She had stated that nothing can stop her from achieving her goal of being the best. and had just mentioned that people could follow her Instagram account if they so desired. Her following increased to 100,000 after the interview from her initial 21,000.

#8. Many people on the internet had admired the hard-working girl


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