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Tokyo Paralympics: 8 Unmissable Moments From The Opening Ceremony

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24.08.2021

From the amazing volunteer performances to the smiles on the athlete’s faces, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening ceremony was full of colour and excitement.

We were transported to the Para Airport as the Games were officially opened around the theme of ‘We Have Wings’.

Let’s take a look at some of the stand out moments.

1. Remembering Afghanistan

Afghan athletes Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli were due to compete at the Tokyo Olympics but missed out because of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

They might not have been able to make the competition itself but they certainly weren’t forgotten as the flag of Afghanistan lead the way ahead of the other countries.

Afghanistan-born swimmer, Abbas Karimi, will be competing for the Refugee Paralympic Team.

The opening ceremony also took place on the same day as Boris Johnson’s virtual meeting with G7 leaders on the Taliban’s recent takeover of Afghanistan.

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