Hend Zaza is a Syrian table tennis player who was selected to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 in Tokyo.
At the age of 12, she was the youngest athlete to participate in Olympic table tennis, and the fifth-youngest person to compete in the modern Olympics.
Her age made her the youngest Olympic competitor since Romanian figure skater Beatrice Huştiu, aged 19, competed in 1968.
Date of Bith
On January 1, 2009, Hend was born
Hend Zaza is currently twelve years old
In 2014, Hend Zaza started playing table tennis.
Her potential was discovered while attending an event sponsored by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in Qatar with her brother in 2016.
She plays for the Al-Muhafaza Table Tennis Club in Damascus and has won national titles at all levels: hopes, cadets, junior and senior.
At the time of this writing, Zaza is the first Syrian to take part in Olympic table tennis through qualification, despite some sources reporting incorrectly that she is the first Syrian to participate in Olympic table tennis.
Her compatriot Heba Allejji took part in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games after being invited by the Tripartite Commission.
On 24 July 2021, she was defeated in the preliminary round of the Women’s singles event at the 2020 Olympics by Beijing native Liu Jia, an Austrian who was 39 years old and had previously been to all Summer Games since 2000.
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