At U.N., Barbadian athlete credits sports with breaking down barriers

April 15, 2015 11:58 PM

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At U.N., Barbadian athlete credits sports with breaking down barriers

At age six, Barbadian Asha Ferrell signed up for every sporting opportunity in which she was allowed to enroll, without the goal of international glory.

It didn’t matter to Ferrell, 19, that she never medaled or gained fame because, on Wednesday, sports brought her before a gathering of world leaders to discuss how organized athletics can help developing nations reach economic and educational goals set by the United Nations.

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