The 32nd edition of the Olympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were declared open by Japan’s Emperor Naruhito on July 23. Around 11,000 athletes are participating in Tokyo Olympics. The Games will end on August 8. Meanwhile, Brisbane, Australia has been announced as the host for the 2032 Olympics.
Who is the youngest and the oldest athlete at the Tokyo Olympics?
Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza is the youngest athlete at Tokyo Olympics aged 12. Meanwhile, the oldest athlete at Tokyo Games is 66-year-old Australian equestrian Mary Hanna.
Why did India enter 21st at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony?
India was the 21st out of 205 contingents in Parade of Nations at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. As per International Olympic Committee, the parade is carried out in alphabetical order according to the hosts’ language, with exception of Greece. India (Indo in Japanese translation) marched in at 21, while UAE (Arabu Shuchokoku Renpo) came before Algeria (Arujeria).
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi defeated Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi 15-3 to reach the Round of 32 in the women’s individual sabre. It was India’s first-ever fencing match in the history of the Olympics. Fencing has featured in the Olympic Games since 1896.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal tally at the Tokyo Olympics after winning a silver medal in the women’s 49 kg category. The 26-year-old lifted a total of 202 kg, with 87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk. China’s Zhihui Hou won the gold medal by lifting a total of 210 kg.