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GALLERY: Clarkson leads PH delegation as Asian Games kicks off

/ 11:40 AM August 19, 2018

Filipino-American basketball star Jordan Clarkson led the way for the 270-plus Filipino athletes in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard in the NBA, was all smiles as he proudly waved the Philippine flag.

But the highlight of the glitzy opening was when the two Koreas marched together in a heartwarming moment. Lim Yunghui, a women’s basketball player from South Korea, was the flag-bearer for unified Korea.

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A performer dances before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOUR

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Performers laugh as they wait to take part at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

An actor impersonating Indonesian President Joko Widodo rides a motorbike during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Unified Korea’s flagbearer Lim Yunghui leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Philippines’ delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA

Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Former Indonesian athlete Susi Susanti lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arief Bagus

Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arief Bagus

Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arief Bagus

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