The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games took place yesterday. It was a ceremony different from the others, which sent messages of encouragement to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To close the ceremony and light the prestigious Olympic brazier was Naomi Osaka, one of the most beloved and appreciated athletes in Japan. The young champion appeared very excited, but she did her job in the best way possible and kicked off the Olympic Games.
Precisely because of her nocturnal commitmen, the ITF published the new order of play of the first day and rescheduled the opening of Osaka. The four-time Grand Slam champion was supposed to inaugurate the Center Court against Saisai Zheng. The first match will be played by Iga Swiatek and Mona Barthel.
Below you can watch the video in which Naomi lights the Olympic Brazer.
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