In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

Leading the Vietnamese sports delegation, athletes Quach Thi Lan and Nguyen Huy Hoang proudly carried the national flag aloft during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23 night.

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In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
Vietnamese sports delegation is preparing for marching at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Getty Image)
In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang and runner Quach Thi Lan carry the national flag aloft during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Getty Image)
In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
Vietnamese sports delegation marches at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Getty Image)
In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
For the first time in the history of the Games, each nation that took part was led by both a female and male athlete, as part of the International Olympic Committee’s efforts to push gender equality. Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang and runner Quach Thi Lan are bestowed honor by the Vietnam Olympic Committee. (Photo: Getty Image)
In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang and runner Quach Thi Lan carry the national flag aloft during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Amid the pomp and circumstances of the opening ceremony, the pair is followed by the Vietnamese team. (Photo: Getty Image)
In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
The 43-strong contingent is made up of 18 athletes who will compete in 11 sports. (Photo: Getty Image)
In Photo: Vietnamese Delegation Marches At Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
Weightlifting, shooting and taekwondo are the events considered Vietnam’s best possible chance of taking home a medal. (Photo: Getty Image)