A young Japanese third-generation member was chosen to be a torchbearer as the Olympic Torch journeyed across Japan as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Kimiyoshi Hori, son of regional President Hori of FFWPU-Japan, was chosen to be a torchbearer as the Olympic Torch arrived at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.
The third-generation member was selected from thousands of other submissions to be a torchbearer which were sent in through mail.
President Hori said: “I don’t think those things are just regarding my son and my families’ luck.
“I can see a deeper providential meaning of a third-generation member playing an important role in the Olympics.
“Also, I felt this is even more wonderful because we were chosen from public recruitment [among several thousands of submissions to be a torchbearer].
“I feel we’re just riding on the shoulder of Heavenly Fortune. Clearly, Heaven has shown us that the Heaven is on our side and continues to encourage us.”
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Team GB matched their medal total from London 2012, with 22 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronze medals.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games ended on Sunday 8th August 2021 with a closing ceremony.
GB’s most successful female athlete, Laura Kenny, was chosen to carry the British flag during the closing ceremony.