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With about 100 days to go to the Tokyo Paralympic Games, para archery athlete Aiko Okazaki is ready to challenge for gold but admits the year since the event was postponed has not been easy.

The 35-year-old said in a recent online interview with Kyodo News that the decision in March last year to delay the Olympics and Paralympics as the coronavirus spread in Japan came as a “real shock” since she had just won gold at the world-ranking tournament in Dubai the preceding month and felt that momentum was with her.

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