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Egypt's Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou makes a first serve during the men's table tennis singles (Class 6) Group match against China's Chao Chen at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo on August 27, 2021. AFP
Egypt's Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou makes a first serve during the men's table tennis singles (Class 6) Group match against China's Chao Chen at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo on August 27, 2021. AFP
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Swimming - Men's 50m Butterfly - S5 Final ? Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Weiyi Yuan of China in action. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Swimming - Men's 50m Butterfly - S5 Final ? Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Weiyi Yuan of China in action. REUTERS
A handout photo made available by OIS/IOC shows Talisson Henrique Glock of Brazil competing in the Men's 200m Individual Medley SM6 Swimming Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Japan, 26 August 2021. EPA
A handout photo made available by OIS/IOC shows Talisson Henrique Glock of Brazil competing in the Men's 200m Individual Medley SM6 Swimming Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Japan, 26 August 2021. EPA
Daomin Liu competes at Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM6 Heat 1 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP
Daomin Liu competes at Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM6 Heat 1 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP
Robert Griswold of the U.S. celebrates after winning the men's 100-meter backstroke - S8 swimming final at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
Robert Griswold of the U.S. celebrates after winning the men's 100-meter backstroke - S8 swimming final at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Sitting Volleyball - Women's Preliminaries Pool A - Japan v Italy - Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan - August 27, 2021.  Eva Ceccatelli of Italy in action. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Sitting Volleyball - Women's Preliminaries Pool A - Japan v Italy - Makuhari Messe Hall A, Chiba, Japan - August 27, 2021. Eva Ceccatelli of Italy in action. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Tennis - Men's Singles First Round - Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Stefan Olsson of Sweden serves during his match against Daniel Rodrigues of Brazil. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Tennis - Men's Singles First Round - Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Stefan Olsson of Sweden serves during his match against Daniel Rodrigues of Brazil. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Tennis - Men's Singles First Round - Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Carlos Anker of the Netherlands in action against Takashi Sanada of Japan. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Tennis - Men's Singles First Round - Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Carlos Anker of the Netherlands in action against Takashi Sanada of Japan. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Men -66 kg Final of Repechage A - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Munkhbat Aajim of Mongolia in action against Yujiro Seto of Japan. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Men -66 kg Final of Repechage A - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Munkhbat Aajim of Mongolia in action against Yujiro Seto of Japan. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball - Women's Preliminary Round Group A - Britain v Germany - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Germany players during the anthem. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball - Women's Preliminary Round Group A - Britain v Germany - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Germany players during the anthem. REUTERS
Japan's Amane Yanagimoto is challenged by Canada's Kathleen Dandenau during a wheelchair basketball preliminary match in Group A at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Tokyo. AP
Japan's Amane Yanagimoto is challenged by Canada's Kathleen Dandenau during a wheelchair basketball preliminary match in Group A at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Tokyo. AP
Nourhane Boublalm, left, of Algeria is about to shoot as her teammate Fatima Bouzidi (8) blocks the Netherlands defenders during the  wheelchair basketball Preliminary Round Group B game at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
Nourhane Boublalm, left, of Algeria is about to shoot as her teammate Fatima Bouzidi (8) blocks the Netherlands defenders during the wheelchair basketball Preliminary Round Group B game at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Fencing - Men's Epee Team Preliminary Pool 2 ? Makuhari Messe Hall B, Chiba, Japan - August 27, 2021. Oliver Lam-Watson of Britain in action against Michal Nalewajek of Poland. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Fencing - Men's Epee Team Preliminary Pool 2 ? Makuhari Messe Hall B, Chiba, Japan - August 27, 2021. Oliver Lam-Watson of Britain in action against Michal Nalewajek of Poland. REUTERS
Melissa Baldera of Peru is assisted by her guide at the starting line during the women's 400m T11 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
Melissa Baldera of Peru is assisted by her guide at the starting line during the women's 400m T11 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Men's 5000m - T11 Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Yeltsin Jacques of Brazil and guide in action. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Men's 5000m - T11 Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 27, 2021. Yeltsin Jacques of Brazil and guide in action. REUTERS
Daniel Romanchuk of the United States competes during the men's T54 5000m heat at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP
Daniel Romanchuk of the United States competes during the men's T54 5000m heat at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Women's Long Jump - T64 Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 28, 2021. Fleur Jong of the Netherlands in action. REUTERS
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Women's Long Jump - T64 Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 28, 2021. Fleur Jong of the Netherlands in action. REUTERS
Fleur Jong of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the women's T62 long jump final during the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. AP
Fleur Jong of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the women's T62 long jump final during the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. AP
Alejandro Sanchez Palomero, of Spain, leaves the water after the swimming section of the men's triathlon PTS4 at Odaiba Marine Park during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Tokyo. AP
Alejandro Sanchez Palomero, of Spain, leaves the water after the swimming section of the men's triathlon PTS4 at Odaiba Marine Park during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Tokyo. AP
Iran's Saman Pakbaz competes in the men's F12 shot put final during the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. AP
Iran's Saman Pakbaz competes in the men's F12 shot put final during the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. AP
Argentina's Mauricio Ibarbure competes with Britain's David Smith in the boccia individual BC1 class during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 29, 2021. AP
Argentina's Mauricio Ibarbure competes with Britain's David Smith in the boccia individual BC1 class during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 29, 2021. AP
Boccia balls are seen on the playing area in the boccia individual BC1 class during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 29, 2021. AFP
Boccia balls are seen on the playing area in the boccia individual BC1 class during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 29, 2021. AFP




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