Olympic gymnast Rustam Sharipov’s unified team took gold for Ukraine in the 1992 and in 1996 he took gold again for the parallel bars.
When asked why he joined Team Darfur he responded:
My philosophy in life is that I will be alive as long as there is someone that needs my help. At this time it is my family and children. This is what drives me and keeps me motivated to work hard. I care about all families and children in this world that are in such great need, and I am grateful for this opportunity that I can help them as well.