• Kyodo


Two-time Paralympic gold medalist Heinrich Popow instructed lower-limb amputees in the use of athletic prosthetics on Sunday, while advocating for the pure enjoyment of sports — what he called life’s “best medicine.”

The German, along with Japanese Paralympian Atsushi Yamamoto, were coaching nine amputees at a three-day running clinic in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture. The group put on prosthetics used in sports, with carbon fiber running feet, before moving on to basic exercise drills and relays.

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