Former National Record holding swimmer and Olympic medalist Sylvia Poll remembered her childhood when she had to leave her native country, Nicaragua, due to the civil war to move to Costa Rica, where she was received with open arms and solidarity.
Photo taken from Sylvia Poll’s Facebook.
Because of this, the eldest of the Poll sisters, silver medalist at the 1988 Olympics, in the women’s 200 free and Costa Rica’s first Olympic medal, made a call on her Facebook account to the Costa Ricans to ask for a more solidary, respectful and compassionate country.
Sylvia also swam for Costa Rica at the 1992 Summer Olympics. She also won a total number of 8 medals at the 1987 Pan American Games; and 2 of her times from those Games still