An Eritrean Olympian laid down on the ground during the marathon Olympic parade of nations

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An Eritrean Olympian laid down on the ground during the marathon Olympic parade of nations
An Eritrian Olympian lays down during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony
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  • The Olympic parade of nations is a long event.

  • An Eritrean Olympian laid down on the track, presumably biding time until it ended.

  • Even the Tokyo 2020 Twitter account had fun with the moment, tweeting the event was halfway through.

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The Olympics opening ceremony is a long event, especially for delegations that walk into the stadium early.

On Friday, during the Tokyo Olympics Parade of Nations, an Olympian from Eritrea apparently got tired of standing and laid down on the track. The order is decided by the host nation's alphabet, and Eritrea walked out early.

It's unclear at this moment who the Olympian was. The festivities were going on around him, but he was undeterred.

An Eritrean Olympian lays down during the parade of nations.
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But even the Tokyo 2020 Twitter account had fun with the moment, saying the ceremony was almost over.

Perhaps this Olympian was smart, saving his energy for his event.

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