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These Photos of Naomi Osaka Lighting the Olympic Cauldron Are So Cool!

These Photos of Naomi Osaka Lighting the Olympic Cauldron Are So Cool!

Naomi Osaka had the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo games!

The 23-year-old Japanese tennis player climbed the peak that was inspired by Mount Fuji to light the flame on Friday night (July 23) at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

MORE PHOTOS: Take a look at over 100 awesome photos from the opening ceremony!

The identity of the person who lights the cauldron is always kept a mystery until the last moment. As Naomi walked to the center of the stage and approached the mountain, a staircase emerged so she could walk to the top and light the cauldron.

Click inside to see what Naomi Osaka said on social media…

“still trying to wrap my head around what just happened, crazy,” Naomi wrote on Instagram along with video from the moment.

Watch the video below!

Click through the gallery to see 50 photos from the opening ceremony…

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Naomi Osaka

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