Meet Anas Al Khalifa – Paracanoe (KL1, VL2 class)

Anas Al KhalifaAnas Al Khalifa fled the war in Syria and lived in camps before reaching Germany. In 2018, he suffered a spinal cord injury in a workplace accident. He is one of six members of the Refugee Paralympic Team at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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Meet Parfait Hakizimana – Refugee Taekwondo at the Paralympic Games

Parfait Hakizimana is a Burundian parataekwondo practitionerParfait Hakizimana is a Burundian parataekwondo practitioner who currently resides in Rwanda. He is representing the Refugee Paralympic Team at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in the under 61 kg category, Taekwondo. The Refugee Paralympic Team embodies determination and resilience. And none more so than Parfait Hakizimana. The Taekwondo star is set to compete with the best at the Paralympic Games.

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Refugee Paralympic Team ‘will change people’s lives’

Refugee Paralympic Team ‘will change people’s lives’Ahead of the opening of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Tuesday, Alphonso Davies, footballer for German league champions Bayern Munich and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has offered words of encouragement for what he called “the world’s most courageous sports team”.

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Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Refugee Paralympic TeamSix athletes from the fields of swimming, athletics, canoeing and Taekwondo have been selected to compete on the world’s biggest sporting stage as members of the Refugee Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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