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Olympic Athletes Tweet Selfies And Video From The Opening Ceremony At Rio 2016

This what it looks like from the inside.

06/08/2016 14:06 | Updated 10 August 2016

By now you’ll likely have seen the incredible fireworks, beautiful Olympic torch and impressive performances that made up the Olympic opening ceremony.

You’ll also have had your chance to take a look at the uniforms worn in the Parade of Nations, from the sporty to to the smart.

But what was it like for the athletes from all over the world who took part in the event?

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The opening ceremony was quite some spectacle on Friday night

Well thanks to social media (and in particular the power of the selfie) we can find out.

Team GB athletes in the parade posted pictures and video of their experience...

Tennis player Heather Watson

The Men’s Rugby 7s team

Boxer Anthony Fowler

Badminton player Gabby Adcock

Golfer Justin Rose

Table tennis player Simon Mills

Tennis player Tom Inglot

Rugby 7s player Daniel Norton

Many athletes from other countries also posted pictures from the Maracana stadium on the opening night...

US tennis player Serena Williams

US swimmer Cierra Runge

German tennis player Angelique Kerber

WOW... The best feeling ever 🇩🇪 !!! #neverforget #emotion #Rio2016 #OlympicCeremony #WirFuerD

A photo posted by Angelique Kerber (@angie.kerber) on

 French handball player Thierry Omeyer

 Malaysian diver Yan Yee Ng

 

 

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