Asian Games: Syrian Swimmers Give '200 Percent' for War-Torn Homeland

Updated: 19 September 2014 22:07 IST

Syrian swimmer Bayan Jumah, who has a penchant for taking selfies with her idol Michael Phelps, and team-mate Ayman Klzie told AFP on Friday that they felt an added responsibility to push themselves beyond their limits in South Korea, 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) away from the savage conflict raging in Syria.

Asian Games: Syrian Swimmers Give '200 Percent' for War-Torn Homeland
Syria's Jugheli Ahed leads the Syrian team contingent at the Asian Games opening ceremony on Friday. © AP

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Topics : Asian Games 2014 Swimming
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