YUSRA MARDINI EXPLORERS TALK VIDEO SERIES 

The Allianz Explorers Talk video series invites remarkable individuals to share their singular stories and unique perspectives about what they’ve learned on their journey so far.  In the second part of its series, Allianz talks to Syrian refugee, Olympic swimmer, and youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR Yusra Mardini about everything from how courage saved her life to the role sport played in helping her build community in a new country.
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How do you overcome your fears? Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini talks about the power of making mistakes, dreaming big, and doing the things that scare you most.
Why are you sharing your story? Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini believes that telling her story is not only personally empowering, but that it can help inspire others to discover and share their own brave moments.
What moves you to explore? Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini reflects on the role curiosity has played in her own life, from discovering a love of water, to adapting to life in a new country and culture.
What and who challenges you? Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini thinks about the multidimensional role of sport in her life – from the rigors of training to the ways it helped her rebuild community.
What is it like to compete at the highest level? Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini describes the importance of the team when it comes to bettering yourself as an individual competitor.
How do you imagine your future self? Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini believes in the power of hope when it comes to dreaming a better, brighter, more liberated future for herself and her entire generation.