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UK-based Cameroonian refugee Cyrille Fagat Tchatchet II selected for weightlifting in IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

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Weightlifter Cyrille Fagat Tchatchet II has fulfilled his dream of being picked for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Cyrille settled in the UK after being forced to flee Cameroon. Alongside studying for a Masters Degree at Middlesex University and training to become a mental health nurse, he’s been pumping iron at the university weightlifting club.

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