Eya Guezguez, a Tokyo Olympics sailor, died at the age of 17 after her sailboat sank as she was training at sea with her twin sister.

Eya Guezguez, a Tunisian sailor, died tragically while practicing at sea with her twin sister Sarra.

The 17-year-old, who was 16 when she competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, died on Sunday after an accident in which the vessel capsized due to the wind.

Her sister, who was in the sailing competition with her at the Tokyo 2020 Games last summer, survived the awful sinking.

 Tokyo Olympics sailor, Eya Guezguez, dies at 17 after her sailboat sank while training at sea with her twin sister

Tunisian journalist Souhail Khmira was the first to report her death, tweeting: ‘Eya Guezguez, Tunisian Olympic Windsurfer, went dead today following an accident at practice.’ Let her soul rest in peace.

‘Barely 16 years old, our sailing champion, Eya Guezguez died today following an accident while training for the national team,’ ETTACHKILA’s official Twitter page also paid tribute to the young sailor, writing: ‘Barely 16 years old, our sailing champion, Eya Guezguez died today following an accident during training for the national team.’

‘Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and loved ones.’

‘Eya Guezguez, died following an accident while preparing for the national sailing squad,’ stated La Pelota designer Zied Jendoubi.

‘Eya was in Tokyo 2021 with her twin sister, the youngest Olympian.’

The Guezguez sisters finished 21st in the 49er FX event, according to sources, but were expecting to compete in future Olympic Games and improve on their first performance after arriving in Tokyo as their country’s youngest athletes.

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