Olympic refugee athlete who lost his mum to Covid - BBC News

Published on Jul 26, 2021
Abdullah Sediqi escaped gang violence in Afghanistan and fled to Belgium where he continued his taekwondo training in a refugee camp.

The 24-year-old is now competing at the Tokyo Games as part of the Olympic Refugee Team, joining 29 displaced athletes from around the world who will be competing under the Olympic flag and anthem.

He is also mourning his mother who he lost to Covid last year.

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