The Japanese Paralympic Committee has decided to name wheelchair tennis star Shingo Kunieda as captain of the host country’s delegation at this summer’s Tokyo Paralympics, an official familiar with the matter said Friday.

Kunieda, ranked No. 1 in the world, is set to compete in his fifth straight Paralympics when the games open on Aug. 24. He won the men’s singles golds at the 2008 Beijing Games and 2012 London Games.

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