Olympic refugee team member Yusra Mardini prepares to swim laps at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thurs,, July 28, 2016. Mardini is one of ten athletes on the first ever refugee team having fled war-torn Syria.
Olympic refugee team member Yusra Mardini prepares to swim laps at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thurs,, July 28, 2016. Mardini is one of ten athletes on the first ever refugee team having fled war-torn Syria. Charlie Riedel AP
Olympic refugee team member Yusra Mardini prepares to swim laps at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thurs,, July 28, 2016. Mardini is one of ten athletes on the first ever refugee team having fled war-torn Syria. Charlie Riedel AP

Yusra Mardini, who fled Syria, part of first Olympic refugee team

August 04, 2016 6:43 PM