Youngest Female Athlete at Tokyo Olympics Is Dead (Photo)

The youngest female athlete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is dead.

Tunisian sailor Eya Guezguez tragically died, while training at sea with her twin sister Sarra on Sunday, according to DailyMail.

The 17-year-old, who competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the age of 16, passed away following an accident where the vessel capsized due to the wind.

Her sister, who competed alongside her in the sailing tournament at Tokyo 2020 Games last summer, survived the tragic sinking.

The Guezguez sisters finished in 21st place in the 49er FX event, but had high hopes to compete at future Olympic Games and improve on their debut performance.

Her passing was first reported by Tunisian journalist Souhail Khmira, who tweeted: 'Eya Guezguez, Tunisian Olympic Windsurfer, has passed away today after an accident at practice. May she Rest In Peace.

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