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11-year-old desk tennis participant qualifies for Olympics – Dwelling of the Olympic Channel

An 11-year-old Syrian desk tennis participant is about to turn out to be one of many youngest Olympians in historical past.
Hend Zaza, listed with a Jan. 1, 2009 birthdate by the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation, certified for the Tokyo Video games by profitable the West Asian Olympic Qualification Event in Jordan final week, in accordance with the federation and Syria’s Olympic Committee.
Desk tennis is among the Olympic sports activities that doesn’t have an age minimal.
Zaza is in line to turn out to be the fifth-youngest recognized Olympic competitor in historical past and the youngest since Romanian determine skater Beatrice Hustiu in 1968, in accordance with Olympedia and the OlyMADMen. The youngest documented Olympic competitor was Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras on the first fashionable Video games in Athens in 1896.
Zaza is youthful than Sky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarder who took bronze ultimately summer time’s world championships. Brown, anticipated to qualify for the British group, turns 12 two weeks earlier than the Tokyo Opening Ceremony.
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