Episode 2: First Days at Practice

Practice has begun as the team begins to begins to prepare for their first international competition in Italy. Mahdi and Khaoula begin to tell their story about life in Switzerland and the struggles they took to get there.

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About Taking Refuge: Target Tokyo 2020

After quitting competitive shooting at the end of Rio 2016Niccolo Campriani needed a new direction.

Inspired by the first Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) at the Rio Games and a visit to a refugee camp in Zambia, Italy's three-time gold medallist wanted to make good use of his status as an Olympic champion.

Campriani decided he would find a couple of refugees based near his home in Lausanne and help them try to achieve the Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) in 10m air rifle which would make them eligible to compete at Tokyo 2020.

He ended up with three novice shooters - KhaoulaMahdi and Luna - with 'Taking Refuge' detailing their journey from being selected by Campriani through to international competitions against established athletes.

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