Tanzania’s next swimming superstar
27 March 2021 | 1:24 pm
Romeo Mihaly is just 13 years old, but is already training to become a world-class swimmer. His family has his back, and Mihaly has won 37 medals at national and international competitions. The talented swimmer has his heart set on becoming an Olympian.
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