Eldric Sella, a Venezuelan, will not be representing his native country in the Tokyo Olympics as he resided in Trinidad after attempting refuge in 2018. He is out of 29 refugee athletes that are ahead to compete in Tokyo Olympics. Eldric Sella is 24 years old.
This participation of these refugee athletes will be sending a strong message of solidarity and unity to all over the world during this summer. The UN Refugee Agency said that it would be bringing further awareness to the plight of over 80 million displaced people worldwide.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, he is also the vice-chairman of the Olympic Refuge Foundation, said that he was excited to compliment each of the players who have been mentioned in the Tokyo 2020 refugee Olympic team, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who is also vice-chairman of the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF).
Sella, who secured the Venezuela national team as an 18-year-old, considered abandoning his homeland was the top of his dream.
However, his fighting spirit helped him stay focused and hopeful.
“We are delighted to ascertain Eldric’s passion, determination and diligence so wonderfully rewarded,” said Miriam Aertker, UNHCR’s Head of Office in TT. “As one among his unwavering supporters, we understand the immense challenges he has overcome to form his dreams come true. His perseverance and optimism within the face of all his obstacles are inspirational, and that we believe he is going to be a logo of hope to all or any those that are forcibly displaced, especially the quite five million Venezuelans who have left their country.”
As a part of its quite 25-year partnership with the IOC, UNHCR works with the IOC and, therefore, the ORF to harness the facility of sport to assist create a world where everyone forced to escape can build a far better future. Alongside the IOC, the ORF, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and other partners, UNHCR said it’s leading the worldwide to involve a world during which all displaced people, including those with disabilities, can equally access and participate in sport.