July 10, 2020

Yusra Mardini — A Syrian Refugee Swimming Away From Danger And Toward A Better Life

Yusra Mardini — A Syrian Refugee Swimming Away From Danger And Toward A Better Life

Yusra Mardini is a Syrian Refugee. In 2015, she and her sister left their home to head toward safety. A few minutes into the trip, the engine on their boat stopped working.

Yusra Mardini is a Syrian Refugee. In 2015, she and her sister left their home to head toward safety. A few minutes into the trip, the engine on their boat stopped working. She and her sister tread water for 3 1/2 hours which led to everyone’s lives being saved. Eventually, she arrived in Germany and began training for the 2016 Olympics. She competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio on the very first Refugee Olympic Team. She is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and swims every day as she trains for the next Olympics.

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