Olympics, Naomi Osaka

Olympics, Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka Matched Her Red Braids to Her Lipstick While Lighting the Olympic Cauldron

such a good look:

7/31/2021 3:05:00 PM

such a good look:

A look worthy of the gold.

of herself lighting the cauldron, writing, "Still trying to wrap my head around what just happened, crazy."Naomi wore a "Tokyo 2020" tee shirt and shorts to perform the time-honored ritual and wore her hair in long scarlet box braids. While most of her hair was pulled up in a high ponytail, Naomi kept a few braids loose near her face, and they perfectly coordinated with her light red lipstick

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andthe bursts of red on her shirt and shorts.The tennis star is playing on Team Japan in this year's games, not Team USA; she was born there andsaid in 2019that she would play on behalf of her birth country, giving up her dual citizenship to do so. The red braids with small hints of white, plus the red and white scrunchie she wore, may be a nod to the red-and-white Japanese flag. "It's definitely going to be very special. I think there's no other place that I'd rather play my first Olympics," she said at the time. "I think that will be one of the most memorable things that ever happens to me."

Naomi plays her first match on Saturday, July 24 in the Women's Singles kickoff and games will take place throughout the following week. Read more: Teen Vogue »

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