Yusra Mardini on swimming through prejudice and exploitation

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Have you ever had a nightmare so horrific that you felt relief when you woke up? When you’re about to die but your body jumps and suddenly, you’re home and safe? What if it wasn’t a dream? What if you found yourself in the middle of unforgiving, perilous waves fighting for your life with no one there to help you? “The Swimmers shows us their inspiring story, which led to Yusra showcasing her swimming skills on a global stage by competing for the refugee team at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics” For Syrian, professional swimmer sisters Yusra and Sara Mardini, this was their cold, brutal rea…

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