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Syrian Refugee Boxer Wessam Salamana Picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

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Location: Germany

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Germany-based Syrian Refugee boxer Wessam Salamana will fight as part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020.

Wessam represented Syria at the Olympic Games London 2012 before having to flee war-torn Syria with his wife and daughter. He had worked in the ministry of oil and lived in the countryside in Damascus before the difficult decision to leave in 2015.

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