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Sprinter Abdoulie Asim dreams of competing at Olympics after seeking asylum in Australia – ABC News

Sprinter Abdoulie Asim, who competed for The Gambia at the Commonwealth Games, wants to represent his adopted homeland of Australia, having faced many hardships…



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Given the many hardships Abdoulie Asim has endured before and after seeking asylum in 2018, being denied a gold medal at the Australian track and field championships ranks way down the list.

  • Asim refused to return to The Gambia following the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast
  • He lived under a bridge in Sydney’s west for a period of time before finding shelter at a homeless hostel
  • Asim wants to represent Australia but is yet to secure a passport

A converted Christian, Asim represented The Gambia…

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