Hend Zaza, an 11-year old table tennis player made history as she is the youngest player who qualified for Olympic 2020. She has defeated 42-years old Lebanon’s Mariana Sahakian 4-3 in the women’s final in Amman. The was a 31-years age gap between the two.
In Olympic history, Hend Zaza is the fifth-youngest player who will compete at this year’s competition. The Syrian Olympic committee shared this news on its Facebook page. They wrote: “Congratulations, our champion Hend to the Tokyo Olympics 2020.”
Zaza’s date of birth is listed as January 1, 2009, by the international table tennis federation.
The Olympic women’s singles table tennis tournament first round will be held on July 25. The final will take place on July 30.