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Gifted athletes make most of their chances

Charlestown High School track coach Kristyn Hughes worked with her team during practice at the school’s track. Charlestown High School track coach Kristyn Hughes worked with her team during practice at the school’s track. (Bill Greene/ Globe Staff)
By Boh Hohler
Globe Staff / June 27, 2009

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No stranger to deprivation, Omar Abdi was 6 years old when his teacher in Somalia punished him for playing soccer by locking him in a dark room overnight, chained by his ankles. (Full article: 787 words)

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