Hend Zaza goes to Tokyo!
The 11-year-old desk tennis participant is heading to the Summer season Olympics after beating a 42-year-old participant within the West Asia Olympic qualifying event in Jordan final week, CNN reported Friday.
Zaza, from Syria emerged victorious is the ladies’s ultimate spherical towards Lebanon participant Mariana Sahakian with a ultimate rating of 4-3. The teen is at the moment ranked 155th on the earth for the game, in response to the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation.
The younger athlete, born on January 1, 2009, is about to be the youngest competing on the Video games in Japan this summer season.
British skateboarder Sky Brown is just some weeks older than Zaza, CNN reported, and can flip 12 two weeks earlier than the occasions in Tokyo start.
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If Zaza have been to medal, she may turn into the youngest to ever medal in a person occasion.
In line with Olympic data, the youngest male to medal in a person occasion within the Video games’ historical past is Nils Skoglund, who received the silver medal in 1920 in plain excessive diving at 14 years 11 days. The youngest feminine to medal is Inge Sorensen, who was awarded the bronze medal within the 200m breaststroke in 1936 at 12 years and 24 days.
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The youngest gold medalist is American Marjorie Gestring, who received the 3m springboard occasion at age 13 years 268 days.
The youngest Olympian on report is Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who competed within the 1896 Video games at 10 years and 218 days outdated within the crew parallel bars, coming in third place.
In 1928, Italian gymnast Luigina Giavotti was awarded the silver medal in crew gymnastics — just some months older than Zaza at 11 years and 302 days outdated.
Conversely, the oldest medalist within the Video games’ historical past is Oscar Swahn of Sweden, at 72 years 279 days, successful within the crew capturing 100m operating deer double photographs occasion.
The 2020 Summer season Olympics start on July 24.