What had been you doing while you had been 12 years previous?
Likelihood is, you had been ignoring your dad and mom whereas enjoying video video games or scrapping collectively cash to go get pizza with your mates or probably dreaming of the day your braces can be eliminated. Hend Zaza, nonetheless, is not your typical pre-teen.
The Syrian is ready to be the youngest competitor at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, qualifying for the desk tennis competitors by successful the West Asia qualifying match when she was simply 11 years previous. To match, we’re in our thirties and needed to pressure ourselves to go on a stroll this morning.
“It’s a reward for my nation, my dad and mom and all my associates,” Zaza advised Marca of competing in Tokyo.
As if qualifying for the Olympics is not sufficient, Zaza can be the primary Syrian desk tennis participant to win nationwide titles in any respect ranges. And she or he is the one feminine member on the six-person group competing for her residence nation’s fourth-ever Olympic medal.