Hend Zaza, the 11-year-old Syrian table tennis player has qualified for Tokyo 2020.
She is set to become one of the youngest players of all time.
Zaza qualified to play in Tokyo 2020, after defeating Lebanon’s 42-year-old, Mariana Sahakian 4-3, in the women’s final in Amman, Jordan.
”Congratulations, our champion Hend would participate in the Tokyo Olympics 2020,” the Syrian Olympic Committee said on its Facebook page.
She is a few months younger than Sky Brown, the British skateboarder who will turn 12, two weeks before the start of the Tokyo 2020.
According to records kept by the International Olympic Committee. the youngest Olympian medalist was Greek gymnast, Dimitrios Loundras, who won bronze in the team parallel bars at the first modern games in Athens in 1896.
He was aged 10 years and 218 days.