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For Olympic athletes with local ties, chance to compete for another country in Rio feels 'surreal'

For Olympic athletes with local ties, chance to compete for another country in Rio feels 'surreal'

Olympic spirit runs deep in the Powell family.

Mike Powell, an American long jumper, set the world record in that event at the world championships in Tokyo in 1991 and won silver medals in the long jump in Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992. His former girlfriend, Rosey Edeh, qualified for three Olympics in the hurdles.

Now their daughter Micha Powell will try to add to the family legacy as a member of Canada's track and field team.

Powell, who will be a junior at Maryland in the fall, will run in the 1,600-meter relay at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Powell is not the only Terp representing another country in the Olympics.

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