A teenage girl who escaped Syria might swim in the Olympics

Yusra Mardini is a hopeful for the Rio Olympic Games this year, having fled Damascus only seven months ago. She’s also got an incredible life philosophy.

Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by Chelsea Pineda

Follow INSIDER People on Facebook

Follow INSIDER on YouTube

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.