Despite the global crisis, this year’s Olympics held grandly. This time the Olympics are being hosted by Japan. So today we are going to discuss you a slightly different story. It is about the Olympics, which is the participation of a 29-member non-state Olympic team in the Olympics. They are called the ‘Refugee Olympic Team’. So the most special player in this group is Yusra Mardini. She is currently living in Germany but Yusra is a Syrian refugee girl. As soon as she participated in the Tokyo Olympics, everyone started talking about her. It is not because she won medals at the events she participated in, but because of her courageous journey from being a refugee woman to overcoming obstacles to the Olympic swimming events.
Yusra has been very good at swimming since she was a child, and she was born on May 5, 1998. In 2012, she received good training in swimming. Yusra also represented Syria in several swimming competitions and won. Then in 2015, the conflict in Syria destroyed Yusra’s homes as well as her Olympic dream. She then aims to escape the civil conflict in Syria and flee to Europe as a refugee. Then she and her sister got a chance to go to Greece by boat with the help of smugglers. Then, on her way to Greece, her boat came to a halt. The boat began to fill with water. Then several swimmers, including Yusra and her sister, pushed the boat for miles together and swam for hours until the boat’s engine started again.
After that, Yusra and her party managed to reach the island of Lesvos in Greece. Yusra has been training to become a swimming champion in Germany since 2015 and has received proper training from several German coaches. She then joins the 2016 Rio Olympics. But even then she was unable to win a medal. Many believe that one day she will win an Olympic gold medal.
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