All posts tagged "Paralympics"
Tennis/ 3 months ago
EDITORIAL | National Inspiration Shingo Kunieda Receives People's Honor Award
Shingo Kunieda said that he wanted people to 'feel the infinite possibilities of human beings' through his games and also 'see...
Features/ 1 year ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Taiki Kawayoke Follows Hero’s Path, Achieves Golden Success at Paralympics
“I am happy I won gold [and] now I want to keep doing my best so I can aim even higher.”...
Olympics and Paralympics/ 1 year ago
A New Year's Look at the Most-Read Paralympic Stories of 2021
The Tokyo Paralympics featured a remarkable array of competition and an illuminating reminder of challenges and obstacles people face every day.
Features/ 2 years ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Tokyo Paralympics Strengthened Our Appreciation of Athletes' Love of Competition, Pursuit of Excellence
"Success, for me, has no definitive start or end; it is an everlasting pursuit of that which scares me the most,"...
Japan’s 51-Medal Haul Represents a Vibrant Collage of Great Feats and Inspiring Individuals
The host nation finished one medal shy of its Paralympic record, which was established at the 2004 Athens Games.
Paralympics Closing Ceremony Showcases Beauty in Diversity
The theme of the evening was “Harmonious Cacophony,” meaning that even in an aggregation of different noises, we can achieve harmony.
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Japan Paralympians Enjoy Flurry of Medals in Marathon Races, Badminton on Final Day
The host nation earned three marathon medals, with Misato Michishita winning the women's T12 race, while Daiki Kajiwara, Sarina Satomi and...
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL | U.S. Edges Japan in Thriller to Defend Men’s Paralympic Title
Host Japan becomes first Asian nation to medal in the sport after an impressive run.
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Shingo Kunieda Overpowers Tom Egberink to Win Third Gold Medal in Men's Singles Wheelchair Tennis
The Tokyo native adds to Beijing, London titles to solidify his place as one of Japan's greatest Paralympians.
FOOTBALL 5-A-SIDE | Brazil Defends Paralympic Title by Beating Argentina 1-0
Raimundo Mendes secured the medal with a cracking result at just eight minutes to the end, sealing Brazil’s fifth consecutive gold...
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Indonesia’s Badminton Ace Leani Ratri Oktila Starts Medal Quest With Straight Wins in Qualifiers
~~ Indonesia’s badminton star is aiming for gold. Leani Ratri Oktila, a three-time world champion and two-time champion in the Asian...
GOALBALL | Fueled by a Strong Start in the First Half, Japan Women's Team Earns Bronze Medal
Eiko Kakehata and Norika Hagiwara combined for five goals in the opening half, providing a big offensive spark for the hosts.