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Yusra Mardini
Mardini in 2016
Personal information
Birth nameYusra Mardini
Born (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 26)
Darayya, Damascus, Syria
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Refugee Olympic Team
SportFreestyle swimming, Butterfly stroke
Coached bySven Spannekrebs

Yusra Mardini OLY (Arabic: يسرى مارديني; born 5 March 1998) is a Syrian former competition swimmer and refugee of the Syrian civil war. She was a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team (ROT) that competed under the Olympic flag at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[1] On 27 April 2017, Mardini was appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.[2] She also competed in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with the Refugee Olympic Team (EOR).[3] She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2023, alongside her sister, Sarah.[4]

  1. ^ Fahey, Ciaran (18 March 2016). "Swimmer Yusra Mardini competed at Rio Games for refugee squad in hopes of inspiring other Syrians. On 6 August 2016, Yusra won her heat Summer Olympics in the 100-meter butterfly". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for. "Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador". UNHCR. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  3. ^ Gibbs, Dan (23 July 2021). "Refugee Olympic Team: Who Are the Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony and What Countries Do They Come From?". Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Time 100". Time. 13 April 2023. Retrieved 15 April 2023.

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