Syrian Swimmer Splashes into Stardom


Yusra Mardini nearly drowned trying to escape the war in Syria. A year later, she was competing in the Olympics. Here’s her story.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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