But the story, though sweet, takes on an eerie significance when you realise she found herself in an alarmingly similar situation 14 years later– only this time in the middle of the ocean. Yusra returned after one year again to the TV Show "Mensch Gottschalk" in Berlin. Yusra Mardini is a Syrian swimmer who competed in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. While Mardini still isn't totally 'comfortable' with open water, she isn't afraid. Olympic 549,841 views. Yusra participated in the show "Future Masters" with 1000 children/teenagers in the Arena del Sole Theater in Bologna. - Yusra Mardini. An Egyptian translator she knew made contact with the Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 swimming club and soon she found a new home to train in. 'All of a sudden we were rushed out of the pool to a safe place. Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to swim. The way in which she is dealing with life's challenges, both past and present, shows a tremendous amount of character", said Chris Bate, Managing Director, Europe, Under Armour. Log in or register to post comments; 1x . Fifteen minutes into the sea crossing, the boat’s engine failed. 'When I swim, I leave everything I'm thinking about, jump in the water and just think about my goals. 'Maybe it was four days,' she contradicts herself, before demonstrating a remarkable resilience: 'you just move on, I think. » Official press release | Under Armour.pdf, The “Will Finds A Way” Movement Highlights the Importance of Training And The Power of WILL. 'What can I say? Flucht aus Syrien, Teilnehmerin bei den Olympischen Spielen, Treffen mit Barack Obama und Papst … I was petrified. Yusra competed at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, helping to represent 65 million displaced people worldwide. Yusra Mardini's story is told in the short story collection Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. Two years ago, 17-year-old Yusra Mardini fled Damascus in a boat, then literally swam for her life when it began to sink (saving 19 fellow passengers in the process). Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph "Being a refugee is not a choice. Or sometimes you had training, but there was a bomb in the swimming pool.” As the war in Syria escalated in August of 2015, Yusra was forced to flee her home country. Ask who she'd pick as leading lady, and Mardini doesn't skip a beat: 'Angelina Jolie or Emma Watson.'. glossydonut11 15 January, 2020 - 16:42. Yusra met the Pope and delivered the „Millenium-Bambi Prize“ to him. Then came Syria's civil war, and as unrest in the country escalated, she would find herself training in pools where the roof had been blown to bits by bombs. It is impossible not to be won over by Yusra, who once swam for her life at sea and is now fighting for the dignity and wellbeing of countless refugees like her whose lives have been upturned by war. Competing at the Olympics In Syria, d eveloping her talent as a swimmer was a challenge. Yusra Mardini: That's such a funny story. This content is imported from YouTube. Your timing, body position, and speed all need to be perfect in order to swim efficiently. 3:46. Yusra competed for the first ever Refugee Olympic Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and fulfilled her childhood dream. März 1998 in Syrien) ist eine in Deutschland lebende syrische Schwimmsportlerin. Yusra as talk guest in the TV Show "Mensch Gottschalk" in Berlin. Her message of hope, determination and courage reminds us that those who flee their countries are capable of achieving great things. Once on the boat, it was him that kept her going. 'I feel proud,' she explains. With no belongings – save for a pair of shoes donated by someone on the side of the road – they travelled through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria before finally arriving in Germany. She has been presented with a number of prestigious awards and has been recognized for her work by Time and People magazines. Butterfly recounts this Syrian refugee’s extraordinary tale of bravery, survival, and winsome, never-give-up moxie. The most important thing They were so high. On board the boat, they felt calmer: finally, they were on their way. The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning—and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer. Yusra und Sarah Mardini wurden 2016 mit dem Bambi als "Stille Helden" ausgezeichnet. Imagine that? 2 users have voted. 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I couldn't imagine the internal (and external) strength it took for this young woman to follow her dreams. Yusra Mardini, the refugee Olympian who captured hearts at Rio 2016, to have her story told in Hollywood film. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Alle blicken in Rio auf die 18 Jahre alte Yusra Mardini. This content is imported from Instagram. Yusra, her sister and two others jumped into the waves and swam for three and a half hours in open water to stop their dinghy capsizing, saving the lives of 20 people. Yusra is so gorgeous!! The PEOPLE Magazine together with Queen Rania of Jordan awarded Yusra as one of 25 women changing the world. I like challenges,' she laughs. In summer 2015, they travelled through Lebanon to Turkey before departing for Greece in an overcrowded dinghy. This is her incredible story. Yusra Mardini (arabisch يسرى مارديني, DMG Yusrạ Mārdīnī; * 5. In the end, Mardini's Uncle interrupted and pointed out that his brother's methods might not be the most helpful. Yusra received the Laureus Award in the category „Sporting Inspiration“ with the Refugee Olympic Team. Most of those on board (meant for six, not 20 people) could not swim. Fifteen minutes into the sea crossing, the boat’s engine failed. And it's brought me all the chances I have in my life. Without thinking – and with no other alternative – Mardini, Sarah and two strong swimmers jumped into the sea to stop their dinghy from capsizing. A year later, she competed in the Rio Olympics. It's something I never want to go through again, and, if I'm truly honest, I wish I hadn't gone through it, but I'm also thankful– I now know I'm strong enough to do a lot of things in this world. Yet roughly 20 minutes into their journey, the motor stopped. Did she ever feel close to giving up? Next up is training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but in between travelling the world as an ambassador for refugees, meeting the likes of President Obama and Pope Francis, and fronting the new Under Armour campaign, she won't exactly be letting her hair down. As a professional swimmer, Yusra was determined not to let any of her fellow passengers drown. Yusra participated at the 46th International Meeting Swann Oberson in Geneva. Yusra is available for a limited number of speaking appearances, on panels and at large events to share her story, inform, motivate and inspire as an advocate for the refugee cause. In celebration of the brand’s origin in athlete performance, Under Armour (NYSE:UA, UAA) showcases the importance of hard work, dedication and resilience in its new year-long global training campaign. The teenagers waited in a forest near the shore for four days, and eventually left at dusk on the fourth night. Since then, Yusra has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and met world leaders such as US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. The sports goods manufacturer Under Armour appointed Yusra as new Under Armour Testimonial. “The war was hard," says Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee living in Germany. 'No one on the boat gave up. Yusra Mardini might currently be training twice a day, every day, for two hours, in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics, but she didn't always like swimming. to help refugees. The story is illustrated by JM Cooper, and when the story was released as a podcast episode it was narrated by American journalist and long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad. und 1 Min. I hated swimming. Yusra now lives in Berlin, Germany and is concentrating on her professional swimming career. Yusra went on a mission to Tokyo to raise awareness as UNHCR GWA about the refugee topic as well as to speak as an Olympic Athlete about the next Olympic Games incl. On 6 August 2016, she won the opening heat of the 100m butterfly, beating her nearest heat rival by a second. Sie floh während der Flüchtlingskrise in Europa ab 2015 aus Syrien und nahm für das Team Refugee Olympic Athletes an den Olympischen Sommerspielen 2016 teil, was sie weithin bekannt machte. When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: she dove into the water. Yusra was invited to speak at TINCON, a new festival for digital youth culture, in Berlin. Then speaking and doing things I'm so proud of her! Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini’s story is a prime example. The sisters eventually reached the shores of Lesbos. Yusra is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and works to alter global perceptions of refugees. Julie Abery has certainly done Yusra's story justice. Just one year after fleeing Syria, Mardini competed at the Rio Olympic Games in the first-ever refugee team. Yusra was onl Stream Yusra Mardini - read by Diana Nyad by Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcast from desktop or your mobile device. Global sports and innovation brand Under Armour adds the 19-year old swimmer Yusra Mardini to their roster of international athletes. 'He threw me in the water and I drowned. Born in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Mardini was a talented swimmer. And the waves. Two years ago, 17-year-old Yusra Mardini fled Damascus in a boat, then literally swam for her life when it began to sink (saving 19 fellow passengers in the process). It's the best feeling in the world.'. Instructions ... That's an incredible story! has been a dream of mine Yusra delivered a speech for Islamic Relief UK at their Welcoming Ramandan Dinner in London. Yusra participated at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest and competed in the 100m butterfly and the 200m freestyle. All rights reserved. 'I lead a really normal life, like anyone really,' she explains. A dramatic story with a happy ending, it is a ready recipe for a good movie script. I stopped crying. Die Olypmpia-Schwimmerin floh aus Syrien und steht mit ihrer inspirierenden und bewegenden Geschichte exemplarisch für Kraft, Mut und Durchhaltewillen von Millionen von Menschen auf der Flucht. As the foremost experts in helping athletes unlock their best, Under Armour recognizes dedicated training and hard work as the essential ingredients towards mastery of any skill. Butterfly | Mardini, Yusra, Zaffagnini, V. | ISBN: 9788809867956 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. In fact, she hated it. In its "Will Finds A Way" campaign, Under Armour sets out to inspire and ignite the world by taking consumers on a motivational journey spotlighting Dwayne Johnson as he introduces the stories of eight trailblazing athletes: world champion sprinter Natasha Hastings; Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini; NBA point guard Dennis Smith Jr.; actress & taekwondo national champion Zoe Zhang; world champion judoka Teddy Riner; stuntwoman Jessie Graff; triathlete Johnny Agar; and state boxing & gymnastics champion Javon “Wanna” Walton. Her name was Yusra Mardini. She is a swimmer and a very good one at that. Yusra is really superwoman! Foto: Clemens Bilan/dpa. I started loving the sport when I was like nine years old or something. Yusra Mardini ist die jüngste Botschafterin des UNHCR. up. I've followed Yusra Mardini's story for a while, before she was in the Olympics then during I stayed up to spot her during the opening ceremony then made sure to catch every single one of her races, so when it was announced she was publishing a book you bet I pre-ordered. "We are inspired by her drive and accomplishments, both as a person and as an athlete. SoundCloud Yusra Mardini - read by Diana Nyad by Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcast published on 2018-03-13T01:09:47Z. ELLE participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Now living and training in Berlin, one of Mardini's first quests was locating the nearest swimming pool. Yusra Mardini hat in ihrem Leben schon einiges erlebt. It somehow seems fitting that Mardini's choice of stroke – Butterfly – is arguably the hardest to master. He kept doing it because he didn't want to believe I was drowning.'. In summer 2015, they travelled through Lebanon to Turkey before departing for Greece in an overcrowded dinghy. A year later, Yusra’s courage, determination and strong swimming skills were recognized by the International Olympic Committee and became a member of the first ever Refugee Olympic Team. As a professional swimmer, Yusra was determined not to let any of her fellow passengers drown. ', There was a six-year boy called Mustafa who she and her sister had been playing with in the forest just days earlier. "S ometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Since her story became known, Yusra has received multiple book and movie offers, and she and her team are considering their merits. She views the experience, though traumatic, as ultimately a positive thing. In 2017, Yusra gave speeches at several high-level events, from the Google Zeitgeist conference to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she was the youngest ever speaker. When I first heard Yusra Mardini's story during the 2016 Olympics, I was filled with so much emotion. The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning-and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer. Back in March, Working Title Films – makers of Love Actually, the Bridget Jones series and Billy Elliot – announced that they had acquired the rights to develop and produce Mardini's story. Oh, and there's the small matter of her life being turned into a film. Even as a good swimmer I wouldn't dare go out into those waves. Yusra Mardini is one of the 10 Olympic athletes from the Refugee contingent. But then you would return to training again like nothing had happened, even though there were shooters outside. in my life is swimming. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink.... Hörprobe anhören Butterfly; From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph; Autor: Yusra Mardini; Sprecher: Lameece Issaq; Spieldauer: 10 Std. 1 user has voted. And I realised, ‘Oh, I'm faster than the older woman or the older girls.’ Slowly but surely I got into the sport. © Yusra Mardini, 2017. Unfortunately I couldn't afford to get to London for her book signing but I had to make sure I got a copy. Her hometown became increasingly unstable and Mardini and her sister Sarah eventually left Syria, travelling through Lebanon and Turkey before trying to reach Greece. Leise war Sarah Mardini allerdings nie. Yusra received the international Bambi Prize in the category „Silent Hero“. My father (would) force me to swim. Then he got me out and threw me in for a second time and the same thing happened. In fact, she jumped back in after just one week. Yusra and her elder sister fled the Syrian war and set off on a perilous journey to find safety in Europe. 'My Dad wanted to see what level I was at, whether I could actually swim yet,' explains the now 19-year-old, speaking at an Under Armour event in Berlin. Under Armour recently launched the Unlike Any campaign that pays tribute to women by shining a spotlight on their remarkable talents and stories of WILL, and elevating them to a level beyond comparison. She was also your typical teenager: seeing friends, going to school. Yusra received the Voices of Courage Award (WRC – Women’s Refugee Commission / New York). Yusra and her elder sister fled the Syrian war and set off on a perilous journey to find safety in Europe. 'You know if you swim you can reach it, but it's hard. And not just in the pools. Please see the MEDIA for more about Yusra’s speaking appearances. Yusra attended the World Economic Forum in Davos as the youngest participant ever and delivered 5 speeches and met people like Sheryl Sandberg, Hamdi Ulukaya, will.i.am, Michael Johnson, Muhammad Yunus, etc. STORY. The campaign features a roster of prolific athletes, including American Ballet  theatre® principal ballerina Misty Copeland, long distance runner and Harlem Run Crew founder Alison Désir, world champion sprinter Natasha Hastings, professional stuntwoman Jessie Graff, Chinese taekwondo champion and actress Zoe Zhang and world champion alpine skier Lindsey Vonn. Looking back, the memory doesn't fill her with fear. What else can you do?'. The TIME Magazine awarded Yusra as one of 30 of most influential teens. Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape." meetings with the Foreign Minister of Japan, the Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Governor of Tokyo, the President of the Executive Board of the Tokyo Organising Committee, the artist MIYAVI, etc. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appointment Yusra as youngest Goodwill Ambassador. For a girl who took on the world and won? Sounds about right. Yusra Mardini is a Syrian swimmer currently living in Berlin, Germany. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. I used to cry when I was young because the water was cold. 2 distinct works • Similar authors Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph Syrian Teen Who Swam For Her Life Is Competing In The Olympics, Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony Cocktail Recipes, From Cynic to Champion: An Olympic Journey, Woman Realises She Ignored Gold Medal-Winning Olympic Swimmer On Tinder, Michael Phelps' Olympic Medals Weigh More Than His Son. When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: she dove into the water. 'The worst thing is you can see the island but you can never reach it,' Mardini explains. ', A post shared by Yusra Mardini (@mardiniysra), The very act of swimming – arms slicing through the water, mind focusing on the force needed to lift up, and slightly above, the surface – has also helped the healing process. When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boats engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no … From Syria to Rio 2016 - The story of Yusra Mardini | Refugee Olympic Team - Duration: 3:46. Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. 'I tried to be really smiley for him. Butterfly recounts this Syrian refugee’s extraordinary tale of bravery, survival, and winsome, never-give-up moxie. When she was three years old, her Dad, Ezzat – who later became her coach – would repeatedly push her into the water. Yusra Mardini also forms part of this prolific UA team of incredible women. It is impossible not to be won over by Yusra, who once swam for her life at sea and is now fighting for the dignity and wellbeing of countless refugees like her whose lives have been upturned by war. ADVERTISEMENT. Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini’s story is a prime example. 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