South Sudan Vice President Rebeca Nyadeng de’Mabior has led a high-level delegation to attend Toyko 2020 Olympics that will kick off on Friday this week. Athletes from South Sudan will also participate in the multi-international sport event organized in Japan.
The Secretary of the South Sudan Olympics Committee, Dr. Tong Chor Malek, said members from the team already travel to Toyko as other participants made on Monday (today), 19th July, ahead of the games.
According to the Olympics Committee’s Secretary, two accredited athletes, Lucia William for 200 miters and Abraham Aguer, 1500 miters runner, will represent the country this year.
“This is the last team to participate in Toyko 2020 Olympics game. South Sudan team has already gone to Japan, the chief division, the administrator in the camp to train with athletes. We’ve Lucia William for 100 and 200 miters and Abraham Aguer for 1,500 miters”.
Dr. Chor further said the dignitaries lead by H.E Vice president Rebeca Nyadeng will conduct a bilateral meeting with the Olympics family in Toyko.
“She is going to meet President Thomas Bach of International Olympics Committee, and she will also meet Prime Minister of Japan, JICA to pay vote of thanks for their activities in South Sudan,” Chor mentioned.
It is the second time South Sudan athletes participating in the international game after Rio 2016 Olympics.
Tokyo 2020 multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 21 July to 8 August 2021.