2020 Tokyo Olympics: Dr. Jill Biden Cheers on Team USA During Day One

by Quentin Blount

Fans were unable to attend the day one events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday but that didn’t stop some of our world leaders from doing so.

As a matter of fact, United States First Lady Dr. Jill Biden spent her final day in Japan supporting the Americans in a few different events. The first of those was a 3-on-3 basketball game between the United States women and the France women. Biden was among the few fans who were allowed to attend, as was French President Emmanuel Macron.

Dr. Biden definitely looked the part. She donned an official Ralph Lauren navy blue Team USA blazer with an American flag shirt underneath. The First Lady’s support was enough to help will the U.S. women to a 17-10 win. After the game had finished, the official USA Basketball 3×3 Twitter account posted a video that shows Biden in the background congratulating the team on their impressive victory.

“Congratulations. We’re so proud,” Dr. Biden can be heard saying.

Meanwhile, Stefanie Dolson, a member of the team, replied back to the First Lady. She joked, “First one’s done, so we’re good now.”

Dr. Jill Biden Also Cheers On USA Swimming and Soccer Teams During 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The First Lady of the United States started her day by supporting the USA Women’s 3-on-3 team, but she didn’t end there. She made her rounds and eventually found herself cheering on the USA Swimming team during their competition on Saturday. Members of the swimming team even gave a shout-out to Biden. They chanted “Dr. Biden!” from their section of the stands.

Afterward, Biden tweeted a video of the swimmers’ chant. She captioned the video with a message back to the team: “Back at you @USASwimming! U-S-Swimming,” Biden wrote next to several clapping emojis.

Next up for Biden was a visit to the Olympic Soccer stadium. There, she watched and cheered for the American women as their soccer team was able to win in a decisive fashion over New Zealand. The final score was 6-1.

There’s no denying that the First Lady has kept herself busy over the weekend. She hosted a virtual conversation with some Team USA athletes, attended the opening ceremony at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and even held a watch party to cheer on the USA softball team against Mexico.

“Your entire nation is cheering you on and we are grateful for what you’ve given us: the chance to come together in common awe and appreciation for your accomplishments and the shared joy of rooting for our country on the edge of our seats,” she wrote in a note to NBC News.

“In these moments, we are more than our cities or states or backgrounds. We are more than our jobs or our political parties — we are united. We are all, first and foremost, Team USA.”