Dubai : UAE ' s Yusuf Al Mathrushi, who is attending his first Olympic games, bears the UAE flag in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
He lead the UAE team in the March Past in the traditional Emirati attire. Shehab Ahmed Al Fahim; UAE ambassador of Japan and General Assah Binth Sulaiman ; Financial affairs assistant secretary, National Olympics Committee, also attended the ceremony.
UAE's first event is Rifle Shooting, in which Saif Bin Futhaiz will represent the country. He has secured gold medals in two of the ISSF championships and has represented UAE in the Rio Olympics. In 2004, UAE's Shaikh Ahmed Bin Muhammad Bin Hasher Al Makhthum had secured gold medal in Shooting. This year, there are high expectations in Judo.