Yusra Mardini, a competitive swimmer, survived a harrowing sea crossing a year

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Yusra Mardini, a competitive swimmer, survived a harrowing sea crossing a year

Yusra Mardini, a competitive swimmer, survived a harrowing sea crossing a year

Yusra Mardini, a competitive swimmer, survived a harrowing sea crossing a year ago while escaping the war in #Syria. Now she is among 10 athletes competing on the Refugee #Olympic Team in #Rio.
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Mardini won her preliminary heat in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday, but the result wasn’t enough to advance her to the semifinals.
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However, we’ll see her again when she competes in a second individual event Wednesday in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.
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Stay tuned to the @NBCNews and @NBClatino Instagram accounts for more highlights from in and around #Rio during the #Olympics. #NBCNewsVideo #rio2016

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