Paris, Tokyo Olympics chiefs meet before handover

Using a white face mask with red and blue ear loops which represent the colours of the French flag, Paris 2024’s Estanguet welcomed Hashimoto on Thursday (August 5), congratulating her on an “impressive” video games.

Hashimoto talented the 2020 Summertime Olympics torch to Estanguet, who in return provided a marathon bib with “2024, en route pour les jeux Paris 2024” (“2024, en route to the Paris 2024 Games”) emblazoned on it.

“Congratulations on everything that you’ve done so far – it’s been amazing and impressive how much you were able to achieve such a fantastic games under such difficult context. I often say you deserve the gold medal for adaptation. Because it’s very impressive,” stated Estanguet to Hashimoto.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.