Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

Olympic refugee team participant thanks Hrithik for support

Swimmer Yusra Mardini, part of a team made up of refugees at the Rio Olympics, has thanked Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan for extending support to her and the team.

“Hrithik, thank you so much for supporting Team Refugees. It means a lot for us that one of the most successful actors is supporting us,” Mardini wrote on Friday in response to the actor’s last week’s post.

Hrithik had posted a thought-provoking tweet to support a team which was representing no nation.

The actor had specifically expressed his support to Mardini, who competed for the 100 meter butterfly and freestyle heats.

He had tweeted: “It’s incredibly cool to have included displaced sportsmen in Olympics… This time as refugee Olympic team. They don’t have a nation. Let’s all cheer for them.”

“I cheer for Yusra Mardini, a real life hero who saved lives through her swimming and is part of refugee Olympic athletes team,” added the “Mohenjo Daro” actor.–(IANS)