Mary Al-Atrash trainsl in Beit Sahour, near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.Ammar Awad/Reuters

Swimmer Mary Al-Atrash is gearing up for the Rio Olympics. But unlike other athletes, the 22-year-old swimmer is limited by a lack of resources and training in her native Palestine.

Here’s what it’s like to train for the Olympics in Palestine.

Mary Al-Atrash may not have an Olympic-sized pool to train in…
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…but she does have Olympic-sized dreams.
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The 22-year-old swimmer is one of six Palestinian athletes vying for glory in the Rio Olympics.
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