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Youngest Athletes at Olympic Games

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The youngest three Olympic athletes competing at the Tokyo Games are 12 and 13 year-old kids.

Hend Zaza
Hend Zaza, a 12 year-old Syrian table tennis player is the youngest Olympian participating in Tokyo. Never before has a Syrian athlete has ever competed in table tennis at any Olympics. Zaza will compete in the Olympic women’s singles tournament.

Kokona Hiraki
Skateboarder Kokona Hiraki, aged 12, is Japans youngest summer Olympian. After finishing fifth at a Dew tour event, Hiraki qualified for the Olympics and was the final Tokyo Games qualifier for women’s park skateboarding.

Kokona will head alongside the winner of the event Sakura Yosozumi at the Olympics, and Misugu Okamoto, wo finished third.

Hiraki hopes to break Yukari Takemoto’s record who took competed in the 1968 Mexico Olympics at 13.

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 14: Kokona Hiraki of Japan during practice for the Women’s park Semifinal at the 2019 Dew Tour on June 14, 2019 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Sky Brown
At 13, Skateboarder Sky Brown, who was born in Japan, but will be representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games, is one of the youngest athletes who is competing in a multiple-sport event.

Sky will be the youngest British summer Olympian, breaking the record which was made by Margery Hinton, 31 days older than Sky Brown when she participated in Amsterdam in 1928.

DES MOINES, IOWA – MAY 23: Sky Brown of Great Britain competes during the Women’s Park Final at the Dew Tour on May 23, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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    WOW!!! That’s INCREDABLE!!!

  2. Sky Brown and Kokona Hiraki are awesome!!! Did you know that Hend Zaza started at the Olympics when he was 10 yrs old?

  3. She is worth reading about ad I love her beacuse she is so good at skateboarding and I love skateboarding.

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