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Paralympian switches from skiing to taekwondo for 2020

Paralympics Feb 6, 2019

Paralympian switches from skiing to taekwondo for 2020

Two-time Paralympic medalist Shoko Ota hung up her skis following the 2014 Sochi Games, but she has taken up a new sport: the martial art taekwondo, with the goal of making her debut at the summer games next year in Tokyo. The 29-year-old Ota started ...

Athletes shoot for stardom to raise profile of Paralympics

National Jan 31, 2019

Athletes shoot for stardom to raise profile of Paralympics

Amid cries to nurture bona fide Paralympic superstars in Japan, Gurimu Narita, the men's Pyeongchang Paralympic banked slalom champion, is certainly among the few athletes with the potential to become sports icons as famous as today's able-bodied superstars. While social recognition of both the Paralympics ...