The five-year agreement, the Tokyo Olympics kicks off today! Five highlights are worth paying attention to
Chinanews.com Client, Beijing, July 23 (Xingchen Liu) There is no doubt that the Tokyo Olympics will be the most special in recent years. From the five-year war preparation cycle to the birth of many new regulations under the epidemic prevention and control, this is all proved. Tonight, this high-profile event is finally about to unveil the mystery.
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, lasting 17 days. After 5 new events including skateboarding, surfing, and karate were added, the Tokyo Olympics had 33 major events and 339 gold medals were finally produced. Due to the relatively long game process, events including football and softball have already started before the opening ceremony.
Highlight 1: The opening ceremony is worth looking forward to
At 19:00 Beijing time tonight, the opening ceremony will be held at the New National Arena in Tokyo. According to the latest edition of the Olympic Epidemic Prevention Manual, the delegation queues must maintain a 2-meter spacing between them, so the overall time is expected to be extended by 30 minutes. As the Guinea delegation announced its withdrawal on July 22, the Chinese delegation, which was originally ranked 111th, will also change its appearance order at the opening ceremony. So at the opening ceremony of this year, what are the highlights to look forward to?
On March 8, 2021, the five parties including the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee issued a joint statement encouraging delegations to send two athletes, one man and one woman, to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Serve as the standard bearer. Earlier, the Chinese Olympic Committee announced that Chinese women’s volleyball leader Zhu Ting and Taekwondo Olympic champion Zhao Shuai will serve as flag bearers; while the host Japanese delegation will be jointly served by basketball player Hachimura and Wrestling World Champion Susaki Yui.
Due to the epidemic, the opening No spectators will enter the ceremony. Regarding this, the Olympic Organizing Committee stated that although the venue is empty, the fireworks show and athletes entering the stadium can still be seen, and the cheers of the audience will also be heard at the scene.
At the Tokyo Olympics, in order to emphasize the importance of unity, tolerance, non-discrimination and equality, the Olympic oath was greatly revised, or the content of “gender equality” will be added for the first time. At the opening ceremony, the number of oaths increased from 3 to 6, including 2 athletes, 2 coaches and 2 referees.
As the focus of the opening ceremony, how the main torch is lit is the focus of everyone’s heated discussion, and it is also the “top secret” before the opening ceremony. Unlike the past, the main torch of the Tokyo Olympics is far away from the opening ceremony stadium and is located on the “Dream Bridge” near the sea in Koto District, Tokyo. How to ignite the main torch this time is also worth looking forward to, and the Japanese media speculates about the person who will finally ignite the main torch, or the use of more well-known former athletes, who are more likely to be women.
Highlight 2: The Chinese Legion is ready to go
The total number of Chinese delegation in this expedition is 777, including 431 athletes, which is the scale of the Chinese sports delegation’s overseas participation. The largest Olympic Games, of which 138 participated in the Olympic Games. The average age of the athletes is 25.4 years old. The youngest is Quan Hongchan of the diving team, who is only 14 years old; the oldest is the equestrian team Li Zhenqiang, 52 years old, and the age difference between the two is 38 years old.
Among the 431 athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics, there are 24 Olympic champions including Cao Yuan, Zhao Shuai, Zhu Ting, Zhong Tianshi, Ma Long, Chen Long and others. The gold medal launched an impact. The Chinese team has certain group advantages in events including table tennis, diving, weightlifting, shooting, badminton, and gymnastics, and has the hope of hitting the gold medal in a number of potential advantages.
On July 21st, athletes of the Chinese shooting team are training before the game at the Tokyo Olympic Shooting Hall, Japan. Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang
The first gold medal of this Tokyo Olympics will be born in the women’s 10m air rifle final at 10:45 on July 24, local time. The two athletes of the Chinese delegation, Yang Qian and Wang Luyao, will make an impact on the first prize in this event.
As two newcomers, they have outstanding strength. Yang Qian, born in 2000, won the 10m air rifle champion four times in the four previous national shooting team Tokyo Olympic trials; and the teenager Wang Luyao won the women’s 10m Asian Shooting Championship after entering the national training team for the first time in 2017. Air rifle team championship.
On July 21st, the swimmers participating in the Tokyo Olympic swimming competition train at the Tokyo Aquatic Center. Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang
Aspect 3: Which projects are the big gold medalists?
This Tokyo Olympics will produce 339 gold medals in 46 major events, so which events will produce the most gold medals?
According to the schedule and results of the official website of the Tokyo Olympics, the number of gold medals produced by track and field, swimming, wrestling, judo, and shooting ranks in the top five. Among them, track and field events ranked first with 48 gold medals. Chinese players Su Bingtian, Gong Lijiao, Liu Hong and others will play.
The second place is swimming, with 35 gold medals in total. The first gold will be born on July 25, local time. Zhang Yufei is expected to win gold for the Chinese delegation in the women’s butterfly event; 21 gold medals are ranked third; shooting and judo will each produce 15 gold medals.
Aspect 4: Who will be the top three on the medal list?
As a special Olympics, the post-production preparations for the Tokyo Olympics were carried out under the background of the new crown epidemic. In the case of large-scale cancellations of international events and athletes unable to prepare as planned, the medal table The prospects are even more confusing.
At the 100-day countdown to the opening of the Olympic Games, the well-known data company Gracenote released its prediction on the medal table of the Olympic Games. The United States will top the list with 43 gold medals and 114 medals, China will take second place with 38 gold medals and 85 medals, and host Japan will receive 34 gold medals and 59 medals. In the last medal prediction list released yesterday, the top three are still occupied by the United States, China, and Japan.
As a traditional sports power, the US delegation announced the 613 list earlier this time. This scale of participation is second only to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games where the US played at home. In addition to continuing to be strong in track and field, swimming and other events, the United States also has good strength in gymnastics and cycling.
On July 21, local time, athletes from all over the world conducted training to adapt to the field at the Ariake Gymnastics Stadium in Tokyo. The picture shows a Chinese player wearing a mask after finishing training. Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan
The Chinese delegation still has considerable dominance in diving, weightlifting, table tennis, badminton and other sports. Gymnastics, shooting and other sports are also expected to resume after the Rio Olympics. brilliant.
As the host, Japan has also formed the largest Olympic delegation in history by 582 athletes. It is reported that the Japanese team plans to win 30 gold medals at home, thus surpassing the best Olympic record of 16 gold medals before.
However, when the Japanese Olympic Committee Chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita mentioned the goal, he believed that under the epidemic situation, it is difficult to understand the meaning of proposing the Olympic medal goal, and pointed out that the Japanese delegation will not stick to the “30 gold medals.” “.
View point 5: Japanese animation elements throughout
In the midsummer of 2016, at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, “Tokyo 8 Minutes” was staged at the closing ceremony. Doraemon, Ozora Tsubasa, Mario and other images appeared on the show together, and Japanese anime characters used “See you in Tokyo in 2020” to send out invitations to the world.
p >At the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese animation elements can be seen everywhere inside and outside the stadium.
The two protagonists in Japan’s super-popular anime “Volleyball Boys” wore national team jerseys and realized their dreams of the Olympic Games in the newly built Ariake Stadium; the designers also used the national flag as the basis. Incorporating Japanese characteristic animation elements, different character images have been designed for multiple delegations; in addition, “pop culture” such as animation games that integrate contemporary Japanese culture are expected to appear at the opening ceremony.
Today, the gluttonous feast of sports that has been waiting for five years will kick off. The Tokyo Olympics, this notebook that is supposed to carry honor will be opened. (End)