Hend Zaza Biography – Hend Zaza Wiki
Hend Zaza is a Syrian table tennis player. Zaza qualified to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan through the West Asia Olympic qualifying tournament held in Jordan in 2020. Zaza defeated 42-year-old Lebanese player Mariana Sahakian in the finals of the West Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan to qualify. She is the youngest person to compete in Olympic table tennis, and the fifth-youngest person to compete in the modern Olympics, at the age of 12 years old.
Zaza was the youngest competitor at the 2020 games, and the youngest Olympics competitor since Romanian figure-skater, Beatrice Huștiu in 1968. Born in Hama, Syria, Zaza began playing table tennis in 2014. In 2016, Zaza attended an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) “Hopes Week and Challenge” event in Qatar with her older brother. Hend plays for the Al-Muhafaza Table Tennis Club in Damascus and has won national titles at all levels: hopes, cadets, junior and senior.
During the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony, Zaza and equestrian competitor Ahmad Hamcho carried the Syrian flag in the Parade of Nations. In the table tennis women’s singles, Zaza lost to Liu Jia in the preliminary round on 24 July 2021. Liu Jia described the match as “a match between two flag bearers.” After she lost, Zaza said that; “I will not stop playing. Table tennis is my whole life. I spend all my time playing it, other than table tennis I study. I’m working towards the future, to be the world champion and an Olympic champion, and to be a pharmacist or lawyer with my studies.”
Hend Zaza Age
Born Hend Abdul Rauf Zaza was born on January 1, 2009, in Hama, Syria. She celebrates her birthday on January 1st every year. She is 12 years old as of 2021.
Hend Zaza Parents
Who are Hend Zaza’s Parents? Her parents are unclear. Hend Zaza’s father is a former football player, he is currently a gymnastics instructor. After she qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Zaza told the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) that; “The Olympic qualification was a gift to my country Syria, my parents, and all my friends.”
Hend Zaza Height
How tall is Hend Zaza? Hend Zaza’s Height is 4 feet 8 inches (1.42 m) tall.
Hend Zaza Religion
Hend Zaza’s Religion is Muslim. She is a disciple adherent of the Muslim religion. Hend Zaza’s nationality is Syrian.
Hend Zaza Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @hend.zaza