First woman on Paralympic refugee team urges others to try sport

Alia Issa will be one of two flagbearers for the six-person refugee team at Tuesday’s opening ceremony for the Paralympics, which were delayed a year by the pandemic. The 20-year-old, who was born in Greece and whose family are from Syria, will compete in the club throw event in Tokyo and she hopes others will follow her lead.

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