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Samia Yusuf

Samis Yusuf is dead.The Somali Track Star drowned in a boat accident as she was heading to Italy  to train for the 2012 Olympics,A Somali official announced on Tuesday

Samia Yusuf was living in Ethiopia, she was heading to Libya and later head to Italy.Omar’s death is another setback for sports in Somalia and it is unclear why it is only being discussed weeks late.

In April a suicide attack killed the president of Somalia’s Olympic committee and the head of its soccer federation.

Qadijo Aden Dahir, the deputy chairman, said: “It’s a sad death…She was our favorite for the London Olympics.” Samsam Mohamed ran instead of Omar.