Mar 9, 2020 - Sports

11-year-old Syrian table tennis player set to become youngest athlete at 2020 Olympics

Hend Zaza playing table tennis
Screenshot: YouTube

11-year-old Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza is set to become the youngest athlete at the Tokyo Olympics — and fifth-youngest Olympian in history — after winning a qualification tournament last week.

Fun fact: Hend will likely not be the only 11-year-old at the Games, with pro skateboarder Sky Brown — who is about five months older — expected to compete for Team Great Britain.

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