Yanis Meziane Parents: Where Are They From? Origine & Ethnicity

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The professional middle-distance runner, Yanis Meziane, was born in Japan and grew up with his parents.

Despite being born in the Asian continent, Meziane professionally represents France and holds French citizenship.

Moreover, the runner is very secretive when it comes to his personal life. He has not disclosed the whereabouts of his parents or possible siblings.

Mezine recently earned immense attention after winning his tickets for the semi-finals in the 800m category of the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

The Professional Middle-Distance Runner, Yanis Meziane
The Professional Middle-Distance Runner, Yanis Meziane (Source: Instagram)

Yanis Meziane specializes in the 800-meter events of the middle-distance running. He was a bronze medalist in the 800m at the 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships.

However, Mezine could not make it through the playoffs in the 2022 European Championships in Munich.

Later, Yanis won the 800 m at the 2023 European Athletics U23 Championships in July.

The French athlete also entered the Diamond League race in Monaco in July, where he ran his personal best time of 1:44.30.

The middle-distance runner, despite giving his best, could not make it into the final of the World Athletics Championships happening in Budapest, Hungary.

Despite having a record three in the semi-finals, this results in there being no French national at the tournament’s final.

Yanis Meziane Parents

Yanis Meziane is quite active on social media. He frequently posts about his professional career on his Instagram handle.

However, when it’s about his own life and family, Meziane prefers keeping things private. So far, he hasn’t posted any pictures of his parents on his social media profiles.

Moreover, there is insufficient information to claim that the athlete is a single child of the Meziane family.

Despite being parents of public figures, the Mezianes have successfully hidden their identities. They are very secretive when it comes to their personal life and have never made any appearances publicly.

His parents gave birth to him in Nishara, a town located in Japan’s Nakagami district of the Okinawan region.

However, some sources have claimed that Zeze’s parents are of French origin.

Ethnicity & Origin

Even though the athlete was born in Japan, he professionally represents France in major tournaments.

His Facebook bio suggests he is from Etampes, a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France.

Yanis Meziane With His French Friends In Notre Dame De Monts, France
Yanis Meziane With His French Friends In Notre Dame De Monts, France (Source: Instagram)

However, some reports even claim the Mezines are of Asian descent, as Yanis was born on the Asian continent. However, there is no sufficient evidence to claim the fact.

Additionally, as the last name ‘Meziane’ is very popular in France and Yanis holds French citizenship, his parents are sometimes reported to be of French descent.

Anil Chapagain
Anil Chapagain

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