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How is the Refugee Team doing in the Olympics?

Reuters/Dominic Ebenbichler
Yusra Mardini, 100-meter butterfly.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The 10 athletes in the Refugee Team began competing in Rio Aug. 6, when swimmer Yusra Mardini won her heat in the 100-meter butterfly competition. The marathon Aug. 21 will mark the team’s last event; track and field athlete Yonas Kinde will compete. The importance of representing the world’s 65 million refugees goes beyond any medal, but that doesn’t detract from the team’s athletic achievements.

Here’s a look at how they are performing (this post will be updated as more results come in):

Yusra MardiniSwimmingWomen’s 100 m butterfly1st in heat41
Yusra MardiniSwimmingWomen’s 100 m freestyle7th in heat45
Anis RamiSwimmingMen’s 100 m freestyle6th in heat56
Anis RamiSwimmingMen’s 100 m butterfly8th in heat40
Yolanda Bukasa MabikaJudoWomen’s 70 kg, round of 32outn/a
Popole MisengaJudoMen’s 90 kg, round of 32wonn/a
Popole MisengaJudoMen’s 90 kg, round of 16outn/a
Yech Pur BielAthletics (track & field)Men’s 800 m8th in heat 54
Anjelina Nadai LohalithAthletics (track & field)Women’s 1500 m14th in heat 40
James ChiengjiekAthletics (track & field)Men’s 400 m8th in heat 50
Paulo AmotunAthletics (track & field)Men’s 1500 m11th in heat 39
Rose Nathike LokonyenAthletics (track & field)Women’s 800 m7th in heat 61
Yonas KindeAthletics (track & field)Men’s marathonAug. 21 90

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