Officially announced Refugee Team for Tokyo Olympics 2021 #Olympic2021

The International Olympic Committee has officially announced the names of 29 athletes who will be representing the Refugee Olympic Team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics next month. The team was selected from a total of 55 athletes, who were compelled to leave their home countries and take refuge elsewhere.
The Refugee Olympic team had just 10 athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics, so there is a significant increase in the number this time around. The 29 athletes are set to compete in 12 different sporting events at the Tokyo Olympics, including swimming, wrestling, athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, judo, karate, taekwondo, shooting, and weightlifting.
The athletes on the 2021 Refugee Olympic Team are originally from Afghanistan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Iran, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Syria. Kimia Alizadeh, who became the first Iranian female Olympic medalist by winning a Bronze medal in taekwondo at the Rio Olympics, is part of the Refugee Olympic Team at the Tokyo Olympics.

Different journey. Same dream.

We are the @Tokyo2020 IOC Refugee Olympic Team! 💪#RefugeeOlympicTeam #WithRefugees #StrongerTogether@Refugees | @Olympics pic.twitter.com/o3EWuiY6pO

— Refugee Olympic Team (@RefugeesOlympic) June 8, 2021

IOC President Thomas Bach had this to say while announcing the names of the athletes for the Refugee Olympic Team:

  1. Abdullah Sediqi TAEKWONDO
  2. Ahmad Alikaj JUDO
  3. Ahmad Badreddin Wais CYCLING
  4. Aker Al Obaidi WRESTLING
  5. Alaa Maso SWIMMING
  6. Anjelina Nadai Lohalith ATHLETICS
  7. Aram Mahmoud BADMINTON
  8. Cyrille Fagat Tchatchet II WEIGHTLIFTING
  9. Dina Pouryounes Langeroudi TAEKWONDO
  10. Dorian Keletela ATHLETICS
  11. Eldric Samuel Sella Rodriguez BOXING
  12. Hamoon Derafshipour KARATE
  13. Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed ATHLETICS
  14. James Chiengjiek Nyang ATHLETICS
  15. Javad Mahjoub JUDO
  16. Kimia Alizadeh Zenozi TAEKWONDO
  17. Luna Solomon SHOOTING
  18. Masomah Ali Zada CYCLING
  19. Muna Dahouk JUDO
  20. Nigara Shaheen JUDO
  21. Paulo Amotun Lokoro ATHLETICS
  22. Popole Misenga JUDO
  23. Rose Nathike Likonyen ATHLETICS
  24. Saeid Fazloula CANOE
  25. Sanda Aldass JUDO
  26. Tachlowini Gabriyesos ATHLETICS
  27. Wael Shueb KARATE
  28. Wessam Salamana BOXING
  29. Yusra Mardini SWIMMING