It can be said that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is becoming one of the most successful summer Olympics in history. Consecutive records have been set and accompanied by a proven fact that Japanese anime movies have truly become an indispensable spiritual food for many fans around the world.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics held in the hometown of these famous anime series, the athletes left behind extremely cool cosplay moments. Let’s take a look at the 5 most impressive anime character cosplay moments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics from the athletes that we have compiled!
When the men’s long jump champion turns on Gear 2 to compete
While athletes from other countries created familiar greetings, Miltiadis Tentoglou, a Greek long jumper, chose a special greeting. When interviewed after the match, Miltiadis confirmed that the move he made when greeting the audience was Luffy’s gear 2 move in the series. One Piece. It is known that in addition to One Piece, he is also a fan of Dragon Ball and Naruto.
Franky gets cosplayed by Olympic athletes live on air
American weightlifter – Payton Otterdahl has shown an action similar to the pose of the character Franky in One Piece that makes many Pirate Island fans feel excited. Before performing his part, he did a twirling position with his arms and then raised his arms above his head while shouting “SUUPEERR!”. For One Piece fans, this action and saying is familiar and especially if in real life, Franky’s hometown is America.
Athlete turns on Gear 3, wins Olympic gold medal
The third member of the “One Bu” team to land this year’s Olympic Games is Italian track and field athlete Massimo Stano. He chose for himself the “spiritual” Gear 3 posture to excellently win the gold medal in athletics in the 20km walking event for this country’s sports team.
In addition, during the competition in Japan, despite being very busy, Massimo Stano himself actively visited places that sell famous One Piece manga and touched his idol Luffy statue. After winning the gold medal Massimo Stano posted an extremely unique Gear 3 photo.
Boxer uses Goku’s famous Kamehameha technique to celebrate victory
British boxing heavyweight Ben Whitaker celebrated in Dragon Ball style after he overcame Brazil’s Keno Machado in a tough 2020 Olympic quarter-final. After receiving the winning decision, Ben Whittaker had a special celebration. He stretched his hands forward, opening his palms while drawing his fingers together.
For Dragon Ball fans, it is not difficult to realize that Whittaker has recreated the famous Kamehameha move in this series. The British boxer is probably a die-hard fan of this manga and nurtured his passion for Boxing from Son Goku. Initially, the BBC’s Twitter page called Ben Whittaker’s celebration “Hadouken”, a move in the classic game Street Fighter, whose posture is quite similar to Son Goku’s attack. However, many fans commented that the British boxer’s move was indeed Kamehameha.
Cosplay character Aang in the anime Avatar
In the first days of competition, Kiran Badloe – a Dutch windsurfer had a cosplay as Aang – a character from the famous animated series Avatar. This image was immediately taken by many online newspapers and voted as one of the most impressive and charismatic cosplay of the athletes.
So in the 5 best anime character cosplay moments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, One Piece featured 3 impressive coslpay screens and 2 champions who are fans of this famous manga and anime. What do you think about these impressive images of famous athlete waifu at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Please leave your comments!