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South Korea's Paralympics team that will compete in the upcoming Tokyo Games held a virtual inaugural ceremony on Thursday.
According to the Korea Paralympic Committee, the event took place at 2 p.m. at the Icheon athletes village in Gyeonggi Province.
Due to distancing protocols, only a small number of athletes and officials were on site while the ceremony was aired live through the committee's YouTube channel. First lady Kim Jung-sook sent a video message hoping for a tournament of unity and solidarity.
South Korea is sending a 158-member delegation to Tokyo including 86 athletes competing in 14 disciplines. It eyes a top 20 finish with four gold medals.
The Tokyo Paralympics will take place from August 24 to September 5.