Canoeist Monika Seryu is determined to excel at the 2020 Paralympics next year, believing a strong performance will not only give hope to people with disabilities but also help change perceptions and make Japanese society better for all.

Seryu, aiming for a medal at the Summer Games, believes the legacy of the Paralympics, driven in large part by those who share their inspirational and memorable experiences, will break down long-standing social barriers in the host country.

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