What's it like to be your country's only competitor at the Winter Olympics?

Updated 1423 GMT (2223 HKT) February 22, 2018

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Pyeongchang (CNN)To be your country's only hope, the sole focus of attention. No-one else to carry the flag or share the burden of expectation. It can be a lonely life, it can be stressful. But, in the end, the glory is all yours.

As she stood in the bowels of the Olympic Stadium, about to head into a brutally cold February night, 16-year-old Mialitiana Clerc's heart was beating faster than ever before as she heard the roars of 35,000 spectators.
She knew millions around the world would be watching the opening ceremony, witnessing her walk around the circular track with Madagascar's flag, seeing her wave towards the flashbulbs lighting up the arena like fireflies in the half light.

I'm ready to showcase on a larger scale what I'm capable of

Here she was, among some of the world's finest athletes,