The brothers Mohammed and Alaa Masu, who will compete on behalf of different teams in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, hugged each other at the opening ceremony of the games held yesterday, giving sports fans the Olympic spirit once again.
The photo taken at the opening ceremony of triathlete Muhammed Masu, who will compete on behalf of Syria in the Olympics, and swimmer Alaa Masu, who is in the Asylum Seeker Olympic Athletes Team, attracted great attention on social media.
Born in 2000, who grew up in the city of Aleppo, Alaa Masu left his country in 2015 due to the civil war and settled in Germany after a long journey.
The son of a swimming coach father, Alaa started swimming again in Germany and won the right to participate in the Olympics.
The 28-year-old triathlete Muhammed Masu, who was bombarded while training at the stadium where he continued his work, and who continued his preparations in the Netherlands and Germany, made a statement to the website of the International Olympic Committee.
“I lost my family, my friends, my house, everything, I started life from scratch. The second day I reached the refugee camp in the Netherlands, I was running again.”