‘Very happy to be here’: Olympians fleeing Afghanistan find new homes in Australia
A total of 31 family members have arrived in Australia, the first in early June and the most recent last week.
“It’s been a journey for me, but I’m very happy to be here,” she said.
Flag bearers Kimia Yousofi (left) and Farzad Mansouri of the Afghan team lead their team during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Source: Getty / Matthias Hangst
“I’m basically starting a new life here. I’m going to train very hard and it would be exciting to go to Paris – I’m definitely going to compete.
“It’s a proud moment for the Olympic movement in Australia that we have them here, safe and settled.”