Death of Eya Guezguez (17): the young Olympic athlete victim of a terrible accident

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Young Tunisian skipper Eya Guezguez, who attended the Tokyo Olympics, died aged 17 after a problem while training with her twin sister. A tragedy after which the young woman could not escape alive.

Terrible news for all sports enthusiasts, especially sailing. At only 17 years old, skipper Eya Guezguez passed away on Sunday 10 April. The young woman had competed at the age of 16 in the 49er FX event during the 2021 Summer Olympics which took place in Tokyo. The Tunisian was training with her twin sister Sarra at the time. According to press reports, theThe boat where the two skippers were capsized by the wind. In this terrible tragedy, her sister, who was with her at the Olympics, managed to get out of this shipwreck alive.

At last year’s competition in Tokyo, the two sisters finished in 21st place, but being so young, they were hopeful that they would be able to compete in the next Olympic events, especially the next to be held in Paris in 2024. take place. Tunisian journalist Souhail Khmira was the first to take the news on Twitter. “Eya Guezguez, 16, an Olympic windsurfer from Tunisia, died today after an accident while training. Eya, and her twin brother, Sarra, were the youngest female athletes in the Olympics. May she rest in peace”he wrote on the social network.

A very sad news picked up by the big media, Ettachkila, showing the importance of the young girl and the hopes for her and her twin sister. “After barely 16 years, our sailing champion Eya Guezguez passed away today after an accident while training for the national team. We extend our condolences to her family and loved ones. Peace to her soul .Allah Yarhamha”the media writes, accompanied by a very nice photo of Eya and Sarra.

New tragedy in the sports world with the disappearance of Eya Guezguez, mourned by an entire country and left far too early, at only 17 years old.

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