Two brothers separated by war meet at the Tokyo Olympics, but each on a team. Muhammad Maso is part of the Syrian national team, coming from Syria, and his brother, Alaa, is part of the refugee team, coming from Germany.
A picture of the two brothers meeting spread on social media, showing the joy of the meeting between Muhammad and Alaa, who left his country for Germany.
Fifteen Syrians are participating in the Olympics, six of whom represent Syria, including Muhammad Maso, the triathlete player (a sport that combines swimming, cycling, and running), while the refugee team includes 9 Syrians, including swimmer Alaa.
Comments on the meeting’s picture varied, but most of them focused on the human side.
While I was watching the opening ceremony, one shot caught my attention, in a jogging suit, and entered the middle of another mission, with one rigid embrace.
Then I knew that he was Mohamed Masso, the representative of the Syrian delegation and the incubator of the Alaa Masso brothers, the representative of the refugee team, and that it was the first meeting in 7 years. pic.twitter.com/UMUMX7kSKD
– Omar (@OmarElmanamy) July 23, 2021
Why does everyone love sports? Because it passionately combines what the ugliness of wars separates.
These two Syrian brothers Alaa and Mohamed Masso meet for the first time since 2015 in Tokyo_Olympics After the war separated them.
Muhammad is a representative of Syria’s triathlon team (swimming-running-bike) and Alaa participates in swimming in the refugee team. pic.twitter.com/ih6cF2kEdX
— heba mahmoud (@heba_jm) July 23, 2021