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Fencing icon Beatrice “Bebe” Vio successfully defended her women’s Paralympic gold on Saturday as Afghanistan’s two athletes arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Games.

Vio, one of the world’s best-known Paralympians, was in unstoppable form as she defeated China’s Zhou Jingjing 15-9 in the women’s individual foil category B gold medal match, just as she had done in Rio five years ago.

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