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Canada-based Iranian Hamoon Derafshipour included in IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in Karate at Tokyo 2020

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Iranian refugee Hamoon Derafshipour will compete for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020 and Samira Malekipour, his wife and coach, will be alongside him.

Hamoon and Samira have settled in Canada after leaving Iran, and will fulfill a dream of being part of an Olympics together. “We are so happy Canada gave this opportunity for us.”

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