11-year-old badminton champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Antonopoulou is the youngest athlete of the Greek badminton Special Olympics team. She is only 11 years old. She competed against Sami Sebam from Libya in a game which was an absolute derby. By her passion and insistence she achieved the victory 2-1 that gave her pass to the finals. During the game Anna openly expressed her emotions, while her parents watched her with enthusiasm from the tribunes. After the game Anna stated that she is very happy for the victory and hopes to get the gold medal. “I want this victory. I am very happy to compete among the best athletes in Special Olympics. I love my parents, my coach and all the people who supported me during the game”

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