“You’ve won a Grand Slam and a Paralympic gold medal in the space of pretty much one week,” said opponent Alfie Hewett to his respected rival....
"Success, for me, has no definitive start or end; it is an everlasting pursuit of that which scares me the most," said Oksana Masters, a Paralympic...
The host nation finished one medal shy of its Paralympic record, which was established at the 2004 Athens Games.
The host nation earned three marathon medals, with Misato Michishita winning the women's T12 race, while Daiki Kajiwara, Sarina Satomi and Yuma Yamazaki collected badminton golds.
Host Japan becomes the first Asian nation to medal in the sport after an impressive run.
The Tokyo native adds to Beijing, London titles to solidify his place as one of Japan's greatest Paralympians.
She is aiming for a medal in all three categories present at the Games: singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
Eiko Kakehata and Norika Hagiwara combined for five goals in the opening half, providing a big offensive spark for the hosts.
Kamiji is vying for her first Paralympic singles title, while Kunieda is one win away from his third.
After the athlete’s hand was amputated, she said, “It really hit me. I was blown away by these people competing, smiling, crying, being part of something...
The 29-year-old Omara Durand Elias’ unbeaten streak began in 2011.
The 39-year-old is Japan’s first boccia medalist in an individual Paralympic Games event.