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“Nothing could have kept Anastasia Bogdanovski from the first week of classes at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the White Coat Ceremony that marks the official beginning of a medical education ā€“ except a chance to compete in the Rio Olympics.

Bogdanovski, who has represented Macedonia in international swimming competitions over the past several years, will swim her first race August 8 at noon (EST) for the Balkan state in the 200-meter freestyle race at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She holds several records in Macedonia, a successor state of the former Yugoslavia that declared its independence in 1991. Both her parents were born in Macedonia, and she is a dual citizen.”
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