The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has unveiled its “Tokyo 2020 Para Sport Dance” video, a collaboration between the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot Someity and the creators of ‘Baby Shark,’ the most watched YouTube video with over 8.5 billion views.
“Tokyo 2020 Para Sport Dance!” is an animation video featuring Paralympic mascot Someity and the famous Baby Shark characters Baby Shark Brooklyn, Pinkfong, Hogi, who team up to sing and dance along to rhythms reflecting all 22 summer sports on the Paralympic programme.
Tokyo 2020's aim is to educate and engage children in the Para sports that will feature at the Tokyo 2020 Games. By featuring their favourite songs and dances, it is hoped children will learn more about each Para sport in a fun and entertaining way.
Tokyo 2020 hopes to bring this opportunity to children not only in Japan but all over the world; accordingly, this project is a collaboration between Baby Shark Brooklyn, the character of the "Baby Shark" video series enjoyed by children all over the world, and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot Someity. The dance can be performed by all children regardless of abilities.
Events featuring Para athletes who are seated or in wheelchairs are depicted by the dancers bending over, and those featuring athletes with vision impairments are expressed with closed eyes, allowing children to enjoy the dances without the need for any special equipment.
Everyone can watch the video from today via the following channels:
Tokyo 2020 social media channels
Tokyo 2020 “ONE TEAM PROJECT” page
Tomoki Sato, Para athletic silver medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, said: “I believe that children from all over the world will become interested in the Paralympics as a result of the Tokyo 2020 Para Sport Dance. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are only 100 days away. At the test event a few days ago, I felt that I had a good chance to set a new world record. Aiming for a new world record and a gold medal, I would like to focus on what I can do now and what I need to do to prepare for the Games.”