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Hesham Elshwikh led the delegation of Egypt within the ‘PARAde of Athletes’ and Liliane Mukobwankawe had the distinct honour of carrying the Paralympic flag to characterize Para athletes from all around the world on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games Opening Ceremony held on the Olympic Stadium on the Japanese capital on Tuesday night time.
Elshwikh, who was the lone sitting volleyball athlete among the many flag bearers of the 165 collaborating Nationwide Paralympic Committees on the parade of athletes, expressed his emotions earlier than the ceremony.
“It’s a supply of nice pleasure. On this match I hope to realize higher than the bronze medal I gained at Rio 2016.”
The Egypt captain is enjoying in his sixth consecutive Paralympic Video games and is aiming so as to add one other medal to his assortment. He beforehand gained two bronze medals from hard-earned five-set victories at Athens 2004 and Rio 2016.
The parade of athletes’ theme is ‘Winds of Change’. These winds are stirred up by the Paralympians who, all through the pandemic, have continued to coach in several manners, whether or not of their bedrooms, again gardens and coaching services. Now, they may problem their private limits on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.