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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kick off

26.08.2021 95 просмотров

The 2020 Paralympics have started in Tokyo. On the opening day, the sky over the metropolis was painted in the colors of the Olympic rings. 

Despite the difficult situation with the COVID-19 epidemic, many locals came out to support the athletes and watch the spectacular flight of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force aerobatic team.

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“I have a lot of concerns about COVID-19, but I think that Japan, as host nation of the Paralympic Games, makes every effort to ensure that athletes can safely participate in the Games,” said local resident Kana Matsuyama.

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during the pandemic, I hope they will do their best to get the gold medals,” said Hinano Suzuki, fitness trainer.

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< br> The opening ceremony was held without spectators. It was attended by 800 athletes and guests of honor, more than three thousand members of delegations, as well as more than two thousand journalists. At the end of the holiday, the Paralympic flame was transferred to the second cauldron - on the Tokyo embankment. The flame was lit by athlete Tomoki Tagawa, bronze medalist of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. The World Games symbol will be lit for all 13 days of competition.

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