Tragedy. The youngest Olympian from Tokyo died during training

At the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the 17-year-old Tunisian, together with her twin Sarra, was the youngest athlete to present herself at the Games. They started together in the 49er FX class and finished in 21st place. Sarra also trained with Eja on Sunday, when a sailboat capsized with them in a strong wind.

Eja did not survive the tragic accident, Sarra was saved. Tunisian journalist Souhail Chmira reported on the death of the young Olympian via Twitter. “Eja Guezguez, a Tunisian Olympic yachtsman, died in a training accident. Let her rest in peace,” he wrote.

Shortly after the tragic information was published, social networks flooded with touching messages. “It simply came to our notice then. Hey, your death is like a dagger that pierced my heart. Rest in peace, dear friend. You will stay with us forever, “was one of the messages, for example. IOC President Thomas Bach also supervised.” The news of her death shocked me. She was an inspiring talent and role model for athletes of her generation, “he said.

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