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[trendy outfits 2020]WATCH: Team India Enters Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony; Waves Tricolours For 1.3 Bn

  With the Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony underway, in a?proud moment, the Indian contingent?walked out during the Parade of Nations while being led by boxer Mary Kom and men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh?bearing the nation’s flag on Friday.

  Here they are #TeamIndia at the #OpeningCeremony of #Tokyo2020 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/8K49eWliqF

  — Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) July 23, 2021

  The stadium was also lit up with fireworks in the Tricolour?as a testimony to the nation.

   ? ? #Olympics ?#Tokyo2020 #Cheer4Indiia #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/OFN62eUGTx

  — Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) July 23, 2021

  There were also some glimpses as the Indian contingent prepared to walk out for their ‘roll call’ at the Parade of Nations for the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Games.

  #TeamIndia is ready for the March past at the Opening Ceremony of #Tokyo2020 #Olympics #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/asJKuvVqoy

  — SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 23, 2021

  The Indian athletes walked out proudly waving the Tricolours during the Parade of Nations?as they represented the hopes and dreams of a billion people.

  They’re here and they’re representing over 1 BILLION people! #IND

  Proudly carrying the flag are Olympic boxing medallist Mary Kom and hockey star Manpreet Singh for @WeAreTeamIndia.#StrongerTogether #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/XpNbvd00oH

  — Olympics (@Olympics) July 23, 2021

  Some candid moments of the Indian athletes from before the opening ceremony began:

  Enjoy the candid moments of Team India’s Flagbearer, @MangteC & @manpreetpawar07 from @Tokyo2020 before the Opening Ceremony

  The much-awaited #Tokyo2020 Games are about to commence & the excitement can be gauged from Indian Contingent’s smiles

  Come, let’s #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/qVs4bcWp7i

  — SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 23, 2021

  The Argentine contingent walked out creating a ‘party atmosphere as they jumped and sang while moving along.

  Argentina very much providing a party atmosphere #Olympics pic.twitter.com/HacfQwEApm

  — Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 23, 2021

  The Irish contingent very?courteously stopped to bow as they entered the stadium.

  Ireland’s national team stopping to bow as they enter the stadium #Olympics pic.twitter.com/s7aXNYo4x0

  — Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 23, 2021

  The Italian athletes walked out dressed in some very trendy outfits

  Goodness. The Italian uniforms. #Olympics pic.twitter.com/0UOTzvbzL7

  — Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 23, 2021

  It is interesting to note that all the nations walked out to a medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games that have otherwise served as soundtracks for the games.

  While the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony was underway, many events had already begun with our very own Deepika Kumari in the fray for women’s qualification round in?archery. She finished in?the 9th position?overall in the qualification round.

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  The current world number 1 managed?a total score of 663 out of 720 and will now be facing Bhutan’s?Karma in the Round of 32 in four days time on?July 27.

  Elsewhere, in the men’s archery qualification round three Indians participated in the form of?Atanu Das,?Tarundeep Rai, and, Pravin Jadhav.?Jadhav finished?at 31st position?with 656 points while his compatriots Atanu Das with 653 points?finished at 31st and?Tarundeep Rai finished at 37th place with?652 points respectively.

  Meanwhile, India’s Mixed Team in Archery Deepika Kumari (663) and Pravin Jadhav (656) finished with a total score of 1319 to occupy the ninth position.

  A total of 127 athletes across 18 sports disciplines from India are participating in Olympics. This is the biggest-ever contingent India is sending to any Olympics. The 69 cumulative events across the 18 sport disciplines that India will participate in is also the highest ever for the country.

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