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Yusra Mardini

Refugee Olympic Swimmer, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR

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 Yusra Mardini Biography

Yusra and her elder sister fled the Syrian war and set off on a perilous journey to find safety in Europe. In summer 2015, they travelled through Lebanon to Turkey before departing for Greece in an overcrowded dinghy.

Fifteen minutes into the sea crossing, the boat’s engine failed. As a professional swimmer, Yusra was determined not to let any of her fellow passengers drown. Yusra, her sister and two others jumped into the waves and swam for three and a half hours in open water to stop their dinghy capsizing, saving the lives of 20 people.

A year later, Yusra’s courage, determination and strong swimming skills were recognized by the International Olympic Committee and became a member of the first ever Refugee Olympic Team. Yusra competed at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, helping to represent 65 million displaced people worldwide.

Since then, Yusra has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and met world leaders such as US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. She has been presented with a number of prestigious awards and has been recognized for her work by Time and People magazines.

Yusra now lives in Berlin, Germany and is concentrating on her professional swimming career. She aims to compete at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Yusra is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and works to alter global perceptions of refugees. Her message of hope, determination and courage reminds us that those who flee their countries are capable of achieving great things.

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Yusra Mardini

Refugee Olympic Swimmer, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR

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Yusra Mardini Biography

Yusra and her elder sister fled the Syrian war and set off on a perilous journey to find safety in Europe. In summer 2015, they travelled through Lebanon to Turkey before departing for Greece in an overcrowded dinghy.

Fifteen minutes into the sea crossing, the boat’s engine failed. As a professional swimmer, Yusra was determined not to let any of her fellow passengers drown. Yusra, her sister and two others jumped into the waves and swam for three and a half hours in open water to stop their dinghy capsizing, saving the lives of 20 people.

A year later, Yusra’s courage, determination and strong swimming skills were recognized by the International Olympic Committee and became a member of the first ever Refugee Olympic Team. Yusra competed at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, helping to represent 65 million displaced people worldwide.

Since then, Yusra has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and met world leaders such as US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. She has been presented with a number of prestigious awards and has been recognized for her work by Time and People magazines.

Yusra now lives in Berlin, Germany and is concentrating on her professional swimming career. She aims to compete at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Yusra is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and works to alter global perceptions of refugees. Her message of hope, determination and courage reminds us that those who flee their countries are capable of achieving great things.

Yusra Mardini Videos

  • Getting to Know Yusra Mardini | Swimming in the Olympics, Life in ...
    Yusra Mardini--athlete, Syrian refugee, and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador-- talked to me about swimming in the Olympics and her rigorous ...
  • This Olympic athlete swam for her life, and is now helping other ...
    Syrian refugee, Olympic athlete and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yusra Mardini visits Sicily to meet refugees and asylum seekers, many of ...
  • From Syria to Rio 2016 - The story of Yusra Mardini | Refugee ...
    17 year old Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini will swim for the Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016. We speak to Yusra in Germany to see how she ...

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  • How to book Yusra Mardini?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Yusra Mardini for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Yusra Mardini, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Yusra Mardini or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Yusra Mardini?

    Booking fees for Yusra Mardini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Yusra Mardini, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Yusra Mardini?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yusra Mardini for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yusra Mardini for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Yusra Mardini or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Yusra Mardini or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Yusra Mardini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Yusra Mardini for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Yusra Mardini generally travels from BerlinGermany and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shannon Miller, Amanda Beard, Jessica Long, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Allison Schmitt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yusra Mardini for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Yusra Mardini Speaker Videos

  • Getting to Know Yusra Mardini | Swimming in the Olympics, Life in ...
    Yusra Mardini--athlete, Syrian refugee, and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador-- talked to me about swimming in the Olympics and her rigorous ...
    This Olympic athlete swam for her life, and is now helping other ...
    Syrian refugee, Olympic athlete and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yusra Mardini visits Sicily to meet refugees and asylum seekers, many of ...
  • From Syria to Rio 2016 - The story of Yusra Mardini | Refugee ...
    17 year old Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini will swim for the Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016. We speak to Yusra in Germany to see how she ...

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