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Jack Thorne To Pen Working Title’s Yusra Mardini Biopic

EXCLUSIVE: Kiri creator Jack Thorne, arguably Britain's most prolific film and TV writer, has already set up his next project – penning the story of Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini for Working Title. I hear that Thorne is writing the feature after Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner's firm picked up the rights to Mardini's life story earlier this year. Show More Summary

Refugee to Olympian - Yusra Mardini's incredible journey as she targets Tokyo 2020

Yusra Mardini represented Team Refugee as a swimmer at the Rio Olympics in 2016, less than a year beforehand she had fled war-torn Syria and made the 25-day journey to Europe.

Das Leben von Yusra Mardini soll verfilmt werden

By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam Yusra Mardini ist ein syrische Schwimmerin, die jetzt in Berlin lebt und beim Schwimmverein “Wasserfreunde Spandau 04” bei Trainer Sven Spannekrebs... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Das Leben von Yusra Mardini soll verfilmt werden

Under Armour Welcomes Syrian Refugee Olympian Yusra Mardini To Its Brand Team

The 19-year-old narrates her own journey from Damascus to today in this remarkable new ad. What: A new Under Armour ad starring Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini. Read Full Story

Under Armour Finds a Remarkable New Ad Star in Teenage Refugee Olympian Yusra Mardini

She didn't take home any medals, but her story was perhaps the most inspiring of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Now, 19-year-old Yusra Mardini can add Under Armour brand ambassador to her impressive list of accomplishments. The sportswear maker has announced that the freestyle and butterfly swimmer is the latest addition to its team of international...

Under Armour Signs Syrian Refugee, Olympian Yusra Mardini to Endorsement Deal

Yusra Mardini’s incredible story has taken another turn, as the Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer recently signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour. “I shouldn’t be alive today,” Mardini says in a promotional video released by Under Armour. “I should have been one of the many faceless refugees who died along the way. But I [...]

Syria’s Yusra Mardini Signs with Under Armor, Stars in Phelps-esque Ad

By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam Yusra Mardini, the Syrian teen who won her preliminary heat of the women's 100 meter butterfly last summer in Rio as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team, has added another sponsor to her growing list: Under Armour. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Syria’s Yusra Mardini Signs with Under Armor, Stars in Phelps-esque Ad

Yusra Mardini, A Young Refugee, Finds Safety in Her New Home

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN [...]

Syrian Swimmer Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini, a Syrian who fled across the Mediterranean, was today appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and pledged to work harder to inspire refugees around the world. Mardini, 19, who competed in last summer’s games in Rio de Janeiro as a member of the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team, [...]

UN signs up Syrian Olympic swimmer to shine light on refugees

The UN said Thursday it had enlisted Yusra Mardini, the teenage Olympic swimmer who braved a Mediterranean crossing in a leaky dinghy fleeing war-torn Syria, to help raise awareness about the plight of refugees. The United Nations refugee...Show More Summary

Syria-born Olympian takes advocacy role at UN refugee agency

The U.N. refugee agency has chosen as a goodwill ambassador a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer. Yusra Mardini … Click to Continue »

British film company buys rights to Syrian swimmer’s story

A British film company has agreed to buy the rights to the story of a teenage refugee who fled Syria and swam at the Olympics a year later. Yusra Mardini and her sister Sara were forced to swim for hours alongside their overloaded boat to reach Greece from Turkey in 2015. The International Olympic Committee [...]

Working Title Dives Into Heroic Story Of Olympic Syrian Refugee Yusra Mardini; Stephen Daldry To Direct

Brit production powerhouse Working Title Films has picked up rights to the life story of Syrian swimmer heroine Yusra Mardini, the teenage Olympian refugee who dragged a dinghy of refugees to safety across the Aegean Sea. Working Title...Show More Summary

Schwimmerin Yusra Mardini sprach beim World Economic Forum

By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam Yusra Mardini, die in Rio für das “Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA)” im Schwimmen angetreten ist, hat danach auf... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Schwimmerin Yusra Mardini sprach beim World Economic Forum

Time Magazine has named Ledecky, Mardini among most influential teens

By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam The Time Magazine has named Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky and Syrian olympic refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini among most influential teenagers of... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Time Magazine has named Ledecky, Mardini among most influential teens

Yusra Mardini, Katie Ledecky unter “einflussreichsten Teenagern” 2016

By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam Die Time hat die jährliche Liste mit den einflussreichsten Teenagern veröffentlicht – vermutlich sind die jungen Damen und Herren auch... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Yusra Mardini, Katie Ledecky unter “einflussreichsten Teenagern” 2016

Syrian Olympic Swimmer Shuts Down Anti-Refugee Rhetoric In 4 Words

A month after the Olympics, Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini is still making waves. The 18-year-old swimmer, who helped pull an overloaded boat full of Syrian refugees to safety, and then went on to showcase her skills in Rio, continuedShow More Summary

Syrian Swimmer Vows to Aid Fellow Refugees

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Yusra Mardini, an 18-year-old Syrian swimmer, is one of 10 athletes who competed as part of the first refugee Olympic team. Although she didn’t win a medal, her story has caught the world’s attention.

Refugee swimmer makes history in Olympic pool

Yusra Mardini once swam for her life when she fled Syria -- now she's swimming to fulfill her dreams

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