Eya Guezguez was a Tunisian sailor who competed in the 49er FX event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, along with her twin sister Sarra.
Guezguez was the youngest Tunisian at last year’s Tokyo Olympics and contended in the ladies’ 49er FX class with her twin sister Sarra, who is two minutes older.
The Tunisian Olympic Committee (CNOT) has described her death as “a tragedy in the sports scene” while the Tunisian Minister of Sports and Youth paid tribute to Guezguez and sent his condolences to her family.
Debutants Eya and Sarra, both then matured 16, completed the finished button of their occasion in the 21st situation in Tokyo.
Eya Guezguez Cause Of Death; Who Killed
Tunisian sailor Eya Guezguez reportedly died while training for an upcoming regional and international competition.
A dinghy being sailed by Eya and Sarra capsized in windy weather, with CNOT president Mehrez Boussayan telling local radio the sisters’ coach was alongside them in a speedboat at the time.
IOC President Thomas Bach paid his respects to the young sailor, saying: “I am shocked by the news of sailor Eya Guezguez’s death. She was an inspiring talent and role model for her athletes’ generation.
“Eya Guezguez’s participation at Tokyo 2020 alongside her twin sister Sarra will continue to motivate girls everywhere. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and the Olympic community in Tunisia.”