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YUSRA MARDINI – SWIMMER, BAMBI AWARD WINNER

Syrian refugees-turned-sports star, Yusra Mardini, even though, Her only goal, for yusra especially, had always been to make it to the Olympics. In order to have a fighting chance at that goal, and at life itself the sister now id what they had to do. Her determination to Olympics, the defiance was uncharacteristic

Butterfly swimming technique

“WINNING IS NOT JUST A GOLD MEDAL, IT CAN BE MANY OTHER THINGS, I DIDN’T WIN AT THE OLYMPICS, BUT I STILL WON, I GAVE PEOPLE HOPE, MY TEAM PEOPLE HOPE.”

If you google you can find pictures of her deep in conversations with Barack Obama, presenting the Bambi award to pope francis, receiving the BAMBI award alongside her sister Sarah being ‘Unsung Heroes’.

yursa and saran won the BAMBI award for being ‘Unsung Heroes’ in 2016

If anything, the 2016 Olympic experience only served to make Yusra even more determined to qualify for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, and this time she plans to be in better form than before. after a four-week gap during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Germany, she returned to her training schedule, which involves 10 to 11 sessions a week, each lasting between tow and two-and-a-two-and-a-half hours. in 2016, despite winning the 100m butterfly event, her timing of 1:09.21 mean that she ranked 41st overall and could not advance to the semi-finals. and she is looking forward for 2021 Olympics

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