Hana Goda: A Young Champion with a Big Dream

Women of Egypt Mag

Sunday June 24, 2018
By: Radwa Hosny                         Translated by: Dina Al-Mahdy


Ten-year-old table tennis champion Hana Goda is taking steady steps toward international fame, winning both local and international medals. Goda aspires to win the world championship and become an Olympic gold medalist. She won gold medals at the 2016 Algerian International Championship, the 2018 Tunisian Championship, and the 2018 African Table Tennis Championship. She also won the silver medal at the 2017 Swedish Table Tennis Championship and is ranked as the top junior champion in Egypt under the age of 12.

26167008_1779554715683657_8799473514572643461_nGoda began her athletic career at the age of four. She tried gymnastics for a short while before taking up swimming and handball. These she practiced regularly for a year before she and her family settled on table tennis. Her parents enrolled her into a table tennis school…

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