Category: Paralympics

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Marathon event classes announced

“The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Marathon event will feature a total of five classes, including a class for men and women with visual impairments (T12), male amputees (T46), and men and women’s wheelchair users  (T54). Athletes with visual impairment will be allowed to be accompanied by a guide runner. The players must hold the elbows of the guide runners or hold on the ropes and run, as they must not be separated by more than 50 cm.”

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

ALS patient pins hope on volunteering for 2020 Tokyo Games with help from ‘avatar robot’

“”I want to show to the world Japan’s innovativeness, which allows even those with serious disabilities to participate in society,” said 54-year-old Hajime Takano, a resident of the Kanagawa Prefecture city of Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. He hopes to become a volunteer in the service sector, such as directing visitors to their destinations. “