Dear Media Friends,
As per instructions of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games / International Olympic Committee, each NOC has to nominate one accredited female athlete and one accredited male athlete from its delegation to serve as flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony parade of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will take place on Friday 23rd of July, 2021 at 08:00 pm (JST).
I take this opportunity to inform that Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan HI(M), President Pakistan Olympic Association (NOC Pakistan) has approved the names of the following athletes as Flag Bearers of Pakistan in the Opening Ceremony Parade of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games:-
1. Mr. Muhammad Khalil Akhtar attained direct qualification in Shooting in the 2019 World Cup at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
2. Ms. Mahoor Shahzad got the Invitation Place by the Olympic Games Tripartite Commission. She is the first female ever representing Pakistan in Badminton in the Olympic Games.
The photographs of Mr. Muhammad Khalil Akhtar and Ms. Mahoor Shahzad are attached.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association / NOC Pakistan