Shingo Kunieda said that he wanted people to "feel the infinite possibilities of human beings" through his games and also "see wheelchair tennis as a sport."
It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Wheelchair Tennis legend Shingo Kunieda opened the eyes of the Japanese people to the allure of para-sports.
Shingo Kunieda, who collected 50 Grand Slam titles, including 28 in singles competition, exits the game as the world's top-ranked men's player.
With his history-making victory at Wimbledon, the world’s top-ranked player has now won an astonishing total of 50 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles.
“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....
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.
Kamiji is vying for her first Paralympic singles title, while Kunieda is one win away from his third.
The 39-year-old is Japan’s first boccia medalist in an individual Paralympic Games event.
“I am very happy because my main dream came true. I have no words to describe [the feeling]," said Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage.
“My life’s not about winning, it’s about taking on new challenges like I did with triathlon,” Snyder said.
The vision-impaired Karasawa explained: “The fellow runner is the eyes of the athlete and the strategic brain, making his role an important one for how to...