Florida Tech Rower Nour Ettaieb to Compete in Tokyo Olympics, Will Represent Tunisia
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // July 17, 2021
This is her second Olympic appearance, competed in 2016 games in Rio
WATCH: Florida Tech women’s rower, Nour Ettaieb, will trade in the Crimson & Gray for the Red & White of Tunisia as she is slated to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer in the women’s lightweight double sculls event. (Athletesusa.org video)
Ettaieb will begin her Tokyo 2020 journey on Saturday, July 24 at the Sea Forest Waterway, situated in Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, in Japan
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech women’s rower, Nour Ettaieb, will trade in the Crimson & Gray for the Red & White of Tunisia as she is slated to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer in the women’s lightweight double sculls event.
This is her second Olympic appearance as she represented her country in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, where her Tunisian boat finished 20th in the same event.
Tunisia’s 2016 Youth Athlete of the Year, Ettaieb continues to grow and improve since her first appearance at the Olympics. She attributes a portion of this growth to her mantra of “Never underestimate your power, believe!”
Ettaieb partners with her countrymate, Khadija Krimi, in the women’s lightweight double sculls for the second straight Olympics.
In Rio, the duo was only 19 and 20 years old but now at 24 and 25 they are coming back with more international experience and hardware on their side.
In 2019, Ettaieb rowed to a bronze medal in the women’s single sculls 1000 meters discipline at the African Games while her partner garnered three silver medals.
This experience and success helped changed Ettaieb’s mindset.
“My mindset is different this time,” said Ettaieb. “I have more experience and understanding of the game. The last five years were challenging and with that comes more determination.”
Ettaieb and Krimi begin their Tokyo 2020 journey on Saturday, July 24 at the Sea Forest Waterway, situated in Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, in Japan.
Times and pairings for the first-round races for the women’s lightweight double sculls will be announced closer to the start of the event.
Following Tokyo, Ettaieb will turn her sights towards making the trek back to Melbourne for the Fall 2021 semester and joining her new teammates at Florida Tech.
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