Yusra Mardini

IOC Refugee Olympic Team ROT


  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results

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Yusra Mardini

Prior to the war in Syria, Yusra was a competitive swimmer who represented her country in international competitions. As the war intensified, Yusra and her sister left Damascus in early August 2015 and reached Berlin in September 2015.

Since then, Yusra has been training at the Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 club, which is a partner of the Elite Schools of Sport in Berlin. She was selected to compete at Rio 2016 as part of the first ever Refugee Olympic Team, and was appointed the youngest ever UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in April 2017.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
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Rio 2016

100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming