Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics, in action during the opening round of the women’s table tennis singles on July 24. Photo: Kyodo Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics, in action during the opening round of the women’s table tennis singles on July 24. Photo: Kyodo
Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics, in action during the opening round of the women’s table tennis singles on July 24. Photo: Kyodo

Tokyo Olympics: Syrian table tennis prodigy Hend Zaza, 12, heads to China for training

  • Growing up in war-ravaged Syria, Zaza beat a range of adversities to become the youngest Olympian in Tokyo
  • She could arrive in China as early as September at the invitation of the Chinese Olympic Committee

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics, in action during the opening round of the women’s table tennis singles on July 24. Photo: Kyodo Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics, in action during the opening round of the women’s table tennis singles on July 24. Photo: Kyodo
Hend Zaza, the youngest athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics, in action during the opening round of the women’s table tennis singles on July 24. Photo: Kyodo
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