Yamile Aldama is currently a triple jumper for Great Britain, but it's not her home nation. It's not even the first nation she has competed for in the Summer Olympics.
According to the Associated Press, Aldama is a native of Cuba, the country she first competed for in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Then she tried to move to Britain and play for their team, but her citizenship wasn't completed in time for the 2004 Games. So she joined Sudan's team in Sydney and again in 2008 for the Beijing Summer Games.
She joined the British team for the current Olympics after her citizenship finally cleared all of the legal loopholes. She also cleared the final trial for the triple jump to compete for a medal.
Her country-jumping has raised a new awareness about athletes who constantly change their citizenship to compete for different teams every four years. Critics, of course, say they shouldn't be allowed to do so or should only play for the nation of their natural birth.
Aldama, however, has a unique case. Her husband was imprisoned in the UK for trafficking heroin and she tried to move to Great Britain to be with him and join their team in 2001, but she couldn't get a passport in time for the 2004 Games. So she had to find another team instead. She was not charged or connected to her husband's crimes, according to the Telegraph.
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