July 23, 2021 8:05:19 pm
The Tokyo Games were thrown open with a grand opening ceremony in Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium on Friday night. India had 19 of their athletes represent the country in the opening ceremony of the grand event on Friday. Boxing great MC Mary Kom and Indian hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh were the flag-bearers at Japan’s Olympic Stadium.
This is India’s 25th appearance at the Olympics. This is also the biggest ever Indian team at the Olympics.
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) July 23, 2021
Some former Olympians from the country said how their hearts swelled with pride on seeing the opening ceremony, be it four years or 36 years since they were on the Olympics stage.
— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) July 23, 2021
PT Usha and Dipa Karmakar were among those to tweet their TV screens during the opening ceremony.
— Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) July 23, 2021
India’s leading cricketers have also sent their wishes to India’s Olympics contingent.
Extending my warm wishes to the athletes representing India at the Tokyo Olympics. You all are champions already for having made it to this stage. My best wishes for your endeavors in the mega-event!
Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina were among those who lent their support on Twitter
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 23, 2021
Meanwhile, four Congress MPs from Kerala decided to honour India’s athletes in a different way on Friday.
— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2021
As the rest of the country also joins in to wish the best for India’s most elite sportspersons for the next three weeks or so, keep your eyes on the Tokyo Olympics for some history being scripted.
Best wishes to the team of heroes who tirelessly strive to bring glory to the Nation. All the best Team India!!#TokyoOlympics #TeamIndia @ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @WeAreTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/HusTY10d0b
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) July 23, 2021
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