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The Tokyo Paralympics are just around the corner and, after a one-year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the athletes are bursting at the seams with excitement.

“I was waiting for this moment for so long,” German long jumper Markus Rehm said during a news conference at the Main Press Centre on Sunday — which was also his birthday. “I’ve been here a couple of times, but I was definitely waiting to come for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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