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The Tokyo Games brought Japan 13 more gold medals than the previous Paralympics, as a new generation of athletes contributed a swathe of titles and a few old stagers showed they still have what it takes.

Five years after the disappointment of Rio de Janeiro, where Japan never topped the podium, the host nation achieved its equal-third best gold medal total, while tallying 51 medals overall — one short of the record 52 it won in 2004.

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