The 2016 Olympics officially kicked off on Friday night (Aug. 5) in Rio de Janeiro. Maldives made its entrance into the parade of nations, wearing Red and black traditional clothes, by showcasing the rich culture of Maldives.
Swimmer Aminath Shajan, the national record holder of 100, 200 and 400 meter freestyle, carried the Maldives flag. In the 2016 Olympics, Team Maldives has 04 athletes. Those are Hassan Saaid and Afa Ismail form athletics, Ibrahim Nishwan and Aminath Shajan from swimming.
1,000 athletes from more than 200 nations marched into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium yesterday evening to open the summer Olympics. The procession, known as the parade of nations, has been a mainstay feature of Olympic opening ceremonies since the 1908 London games.