She Swam for Her Life to the Greek Coast, Now Syrian Refugee is Olympic Hopeful

A teen-aged girl who saved the lives of fellow refugees may soon represent them at the 2016 Olympics. Fleeing Syria last August, Yusra Mardini and her sister, Sarah, boarded a seven-person boat overflowing with 20 refugees. None of the others knew that a world-class swimmer, who’d trained for a decade to compete in the Olympics, was…

Lauren von Bernuth