Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 1 Highlights: India's Mirabai Chanu poses for photographs while standing on the podium after receiving the silver medal in women's 49 kg category weightlifting event (Source: PTI)
India at Tokyo Olympics, Day 1 Highlights: Mirabai Chanu stole the headlines on Saturday as she opened India's account in the ongoing Games with a silver in women's weightlifting 49kg category. Sumit Nagal won in tennis men's singles opener, while men's doubles pair in badminton, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty pulled off an upset. In TT women's singles, Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee won.
India at Tokyo Olympics, Day 1 Highlights: The Games were declared open by Japan’s Emperor Naruhito after which tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games on Friday, ending the flame’s long journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. The cauldron sat atop a peak inspired by Mount Fuji. It was a sphere that opened like a flower, “to embody vitality and hope,” organizers said. A second cauldron has been placed in Tokyo’s waterfront area was to be lit after the opening ceremony. The games, delayed for a year by the pandemic, have had competition taking place since earlier in the week, but are not considered officially having started until the opening ceremony.
Flag bearers Harmanpreet Singh of India and Mary Kom Hmangte of India lead their contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)
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