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Having won five medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, Japan’s Momoka Muraoka is trading her sit ski for a race wheelchair so she can make her Summer Games debut in Tokyo following a year of challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Muraoka, who won Paralympic gold in the women’s sitting giant slalom in 2018, will compete in the 100-meter T54 class at the Tokyo Games and is hoping to provide the same kind of excitement she did in Pyeongchang, where she won half of Japan’s 10 medals.

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