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20--year-old athletes mark 2,020 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics


TOKYO — For those into quirky milestones, there are only 2,020 days until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

To mark the occasion, a group of enthusiastic spectators and 20-year-old athletes gathered to form a giant '2020' in a plaza in front of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee headquarters.

Among those attending the ceremony were 20-year-old swimmer Kosuke Hagino, who won a bronze medal at the London Olympics and will be a gold medal hopeful five years from now.

Monday's event coincided with Coming of Age Day, a national holiday in Japan when the country celebrates young people who turned 20 years old in the past year and have reached the age of majority.

Other Japanese athletes who celebrated Coming of Age Day were Olympic gold medal figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and baseball standout Shohei Otani.

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