The long-awaited international sporting event, the 2020 Olympics, is finally being held on 23 July in Tokyo, Japan. Many elite athletes across the globe assembled in Tokyo to showcase their talents and skills to earn medals and fame in their home country. Approximately 11,000 athletes are competing in the Olympic Games 2020. You have been following the Olympics since the opening ceremony but you might have missed the best part of the games. Our Tokyo highlights quiz comes to the rescue. Read on to find these best moments of Olympic 2020.
Best Olympics Moments 2020
If you are a true fan of the Olympic games then you should know the most iconic moments of Tokyo 2020. These best moments of the Tokyo Olympics will leave you in wonder.
Naomi Osaka Lit the Olympic Cauldron
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Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka carried the Olympic torch and lit the Olympic Cauldron during the Olympic opening ceremony. The four-time Grand Slam tennis champion felt honored and extremely grateful and wrote on Instagram, “Undoubtedly the greatest athletic achievement and honor I will ever have in my life. I have no words to describe the feelings I have right now but I do know I am currently filled with gratitude and thankfulness ❤️ love you guys thank you.”
Teenagers Dominate Skateboarding
In Tokyo 2020, not one but two youngest skateboarding athletes competed whose age is just 13. Momiji Nishiya from Japan won the debut Olympic skateboarding game for women with a score of 15.26 points. Brazil’s Rayssa Leal from Brazil won the silver medal, earning 14.64 points.
Germany’s Gymnastics Costumes
Team Germany’s gymnastics costumes are aesthetically beautiful and caught much attention. They opted for full-body suits which were crafted to promote encouragement and freedom of choice to wear what makes women comfortable.
The Philippines Won the First Gold Medal
Hidilyn Diaz of Team Philippines competed in the women’s weight lifting 55 kg competition and earned a gold medal. She holds the record of winning the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medal.
46-Year-Old Oksana Chusovitina Receives Standing Ovation
Ukrainian gymnast Oksana Chusovitina,46, has participated in eight Olympic games. This year would be her last. The stadium gave Oksana a standing ovation to honor the history-making gymnast and her contributions to the sport.
Katie Ledecky Won Gold
Katie Ledecky earned a gold medal in the women’s 1500m competition in swimming. It is her 6th gold medal in the Games.
Anastasija Zolotic Won USA’S First-Ever Gold Medal
The 18-year-old Anastasija Zolotic won the gold medal for the United States, making her United States’ first-ever gold medalist in women’s taekwondo.
Simone Biles Focusing on Her Mental Health
Gymnastics Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympic final floor to concentrate on her mental health. She won gold in the event in Rio de Janeiro. Jennifer Gadirova from Britain will replace her.