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Syrian Karateka Wael Shrub picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

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German-based Syrian refugee Wael Shrub will represent the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in karate at Tokyo 2020.

Wael was a member of the Syrian National Karate team and competed in the 2010 World Championship, but in 2015 had to flee the war-torn country. He made a difficult journey to Germany that lasted 30 days.

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