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From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph
 
Yusra Mardini
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'The awe-inspiring true story of Yusra Mardini, Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer

"Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape." - Yusra Mardini
Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. 
This is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 
Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine's 25 women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time Magazine's 30 most influential teens of 2016.
ISBN 9781509881680Category Non-fictionSubcategory Autobiography/ Biography/ Memoir
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint BluebirdPublished 03/05/2018
Format RoyalBinding Trade PaperbackPage extent 256
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Yusra Mardini is an Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee who, in 2015, fled... »