Olympics: Shooter Mahdi Yovari represents the forgotten in sport

Mahdi Yovari did not know how to shoot a 10m air rifle 850-odd days ago. Now he is part of the competition in Tokyo.
Mahdi Yovari did not know how to shoot a 10m air rifle 850-odd days ago. Now he is part of the competition in Tokyo.PHOTO: VICE

TOKYO - There is a young man in Tokyo, his face gentle, his grit evident, his compassion wide, who reminds us why we like sport.

Because he is proof there is no fixed road to the Games. Because he is not going to win a medal and yet he gives sport a shine. Because he is hope chased and a chance taken and a message sent.

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