10-Year-Old Swimmer Competes At World Championships

Maybe 10 is the new 20.

Meet Alzain Tareq. Born in 2005, this swimmer from Bahrain is redefining what it means to be young. On Friday, Tareq made history by becoming the youngest competitor ever at the FINA World Championships, swimming in the preliminaries of the 50 meter butterfly in Kazan, Russia.

Her goal is to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, when she’ll be at the ripe old age of 15.

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