William Kopati, 22, was a high-jumper and long-jumper in Bangui. That was before he was forced to flee in late March 2013, when militants attacked the house where he was living.
Since 2006, Kopati has competed several times in the national championships for high jump, long jump and 400-meter run -- winning the gold medal for high-jump in 2009.
"In 2009, I won the gold medal in long jump in the national championships. I cleared 1.7 meters. I entered my last competition in 2012, before I was forced to flee."
This is the second time Kopati has fled to the DRC, having been a refugee from 2001 to 2003. His dream is to continue his career in athletics, despite the challenges.
"I was here in Mole from 2001 to 2003. I attended primary school here and went to high school when I returned to Bangui. I love it so much, but I had to abandon it because of the situation in my country. My first dream is to continue with athletics."
Teddy Gossengha, 23, was once the youngest player on the CAR junior national soccer team, and then played for professional clubs in Bangui -- first Tempete Mocaf, then ASO