Moulham: ‘I want to represent Sweden’

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Moulham: ‘I want to represent Sweden’

I was a champion in Syria. Me and my teammates won a lot. But then the war came. We ended up in different places in Europe and I hadn’t seen them since we fled. But as my water polo team in Sweden was about to play in a cup I managed to bring my old teammates here and we had like a refugee team playing in the cup. It was one of the best days of my life.

I wasn’t able to represent Syria in the World Championships. Now I have a new land, Sweden. I want to represent it.

Everyone has a passion. Mine is water polo.


Go to Sweden and migration to get the bigger picture and the historical perspective.


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from Syria in 2015

There was a sharp rise in the number of asylum seekers from war-torn Syria between 2014 and 2015, to more than 50,000 people. A total of more than 160,000 asylum seekers came to Sweden in 2015.

Last updated: 5 April 2017

Alexander Mahmoud