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GB’s wheelchair rugby champions relish spotlight after Paralympics award

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The success of Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team is helping to shift the perception of Paralympians away from being “super heroes” and towards being seen simply as elite athletes, according to one of the team’s st...

Tokyo’s closing ceremony the ideal send-off for a memorable Paralympics

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The theme of the closing ceremony of the Paralympics was “Harmonious Cacophony”. It’s the sort of phrase you might find on a T-shirt in Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, one that is just about in English but doesn’t...

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: a record marathon and more USA glory

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Today in a nutshell: Japan closed out the sporting action with a flurry of medals, there were two more medals for ParalympicsGB and double team success for the US, which was just enough to position the Americans above...

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: an Italy sweep and Hewett’s heartache

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Today in a nutshell: an Italian clean sweep closes out the day’s athletics action, Brazil take five-a-side football gold (again), there’s a dominant British paracanoe display but a tough potential end to Alfie Hewett’...

Paralympics roundup: Brazil defeat Argentina to claim five-a-side gold

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Brazil have won gold in the men’s football five-a-side tournament with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final. They remain the only team to have won the sport since it was introduced to the Games in 2004. The winne...

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: Vaz da Veiga puts a ring on it

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Today in a nutshell: Storey makes it 17, there’s the first ever Paralympic medals in Taekwondo, and there was a surprise proposal on the athletics track. Fridays’s key moments: it is the final day of the swimming, the...

Tears and triumph for David Smith as he retains Paralympics boccia title

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Some people have called him the Lionel Messi of his sport, but David Smith prefers to style himself as the Ronnie O’Sullivan of boccia. “I like to be creative, I like to put on a show, I like to play well,” he said, t...

Strides made but stigmas remain: Japan hesitant in embracing Paralympics

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When the Tokyo Paralympics opened on 24 August, the Japanese capital became the first city to host the Games twice. The first official Paralympics were held in Rome in 1960 and the second after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics...

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: fine margins and a double bagel

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Today in a nutshell: a day of heartbreakingly close finishes, British success in the wheelchair rugby, and an incredible fourth 100m title for Ireland’s Jason Smyth, plus more medals for Hannah Cockroft, Tatyana McFad...

Husband and wife Neil and Lora Fachie each win cycling gold at Paralympics

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ParalympicsGB finished the final day of track cycling in the Izu Velodrome at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a flurry of medals, taking a clean sweep of all three golds available, and also securing a silver and ...

Toyota pauses Paralympics self-driving buses after one hits visually impaired athlete

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Toyota has apologised for the “overconfidence” of a self-driving bus after it ran over a Paralympic judoka in the athletes’ village and said it would temporarily suspend the service. The Japanese athlete, Aramitsu Kit...

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