BBC Extra: Hend Zaza from Syria is the youngest athlete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo

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In the BBC Extras coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, each week we will introduce you to some of the Arab athletes competing in this year’s competitions.

Today we start with the youngest of all, but she is the youngest of all participants: 12-year-old Syrian table tennis player Hind Zaza.

Hind booked a ticket to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after taking first place at the West Asian Games in Jordan, beating her Lebanese competitor, who was more than thirty years her senior.

For example, Hind Zaza will be the first and youngest female table tennis player in Syria to qualify for the Olympic Games, and the youngest participant in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

During one of her training sessions at the Al-Fayhaa Sports Hall in Damascus, BBC Extra Nagham Qudsia correspondent met her, and they talked about her passion for table tennis, her goal at the Tokyo Olympics and how she was able to qualify for this global event .

If you want to listen to the full episode, you can do so via the podcast and soundcloud apps.

You can also listen live to BBC Extra episodes via this link.

Or via BBC Arabic radio on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:06 GMT.

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