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Week 20: Haider Rashid

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Determined

Welcome to Talking Sport!

Today we meet Iraqi rower, Haider Rashid.

Haider trains every day on the Tigris River in Iraq and also fits in time to go to university.

Haider competed in the Beijing 2008 Olympics and is aiming to compete in the next Olympics next year.

But can Haider qualify?

Join Natalie in this week's video to hear about Haider and learn the words 'determined' and 'merit'.

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Vocabulary: 'determined' and 'merit'

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