"Hrithik, thank you so much for supporting Team Refugees. It means a lot for us that one of the most successful actors is supporting us," Mardini wrote on Friday in response to the actor's last week's post.

Hrithik had posted a thought-provoking tweet to support a team which was representing no nation. The actor had specifically expressed his support to Mardini, who competed for the 100 meter butterfly and freestyle heats.

He had tweeted: "It's incredibly cool to have included displaced sportsmen in Olympics... This time as refugee Olympic team. They don't have a nation. Let's all cheer for them. I cheer for Yusra Mardini, a real life hero who saved lives through her swimming and is part of refugee Olympic athletes team," added the ‘Mohenjo Daro’ actor.

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