Khalil, Mahoor to hold national flag at Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony

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Lahore: Shooter Mohammad Khalil Akhtar and badminton player Mahoor Shahzad will hold the national flag at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

Both players will take part in the march past holding green crescent flags. POA President Lt. Gen (retd) Arif Hassan approved names of Khalil and Mahoor.

It must be noted that 10 athletes from Pakistan will participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The list of Pakistani participants in the Olympics includes Arshad Nadeem (Javelin Throw), Najma Parveen (200m sprint), Mahoor Shahzad (Badminton), Shah Hussain Shah (Judo – 100kg category), Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, Mohammad Khalil Akhtar, Gulfan Joseph (Shooting), Bisma Khan, Syed Muhammad Haseeb Tariq (Swimming) and Talha Talib (Weightlifting – 67kg category).

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