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Aker Al Obaidi

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Aker Al Obaidi
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Aker Al-Obaidi (EOR) is the wrestling representative of the refugee athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee awarded a special quota for Al Obaidi after the regular quotas of 288 wrestlers. He did participate in two Olympic qualifying events but failed to win the quota. At the Sassari International, he finished second at 67kg. He is a bronze medalist at the junior European Championships for Austria.[1]

Early life[edit]

Aker AL Obaidi started wrestling at age 6 and continued until 14 when he was forced to leave his home in Mosul, Iraq.[2]

In 2019, he took a huge step towards achieving his dream when he secured the International Olympic Committee grant for refugee athletes, which has provided him with much-needed funding and training to support his efforts to compete in the Olympic Games.[3]


  1. "United World Wrestling". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  2. "Olympics". Olympics.com. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. "Alraby.co.uk". Alaraby.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2021.

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