Yusra: Swim for Your Life

Yusra: Swim for Your Life

Series 1 - Episode 1



Following the journey of 18-year-old refugee Yusra Mardini, who fled war-torn Syria and travelled through Europe. During the crossing from Turkey to Lesbos, she and her sister helped to save their fellow passengers when their dinghy's engines stopped working. Once she arrived in Germany, Yusra was selected to join the refugee Olympic team to compete as a swimmer in Rio.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Magdalena Sodomkova
Producer Clare Walker