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The Paralympic Games in Tokyo officially open today.

Dmitry Chernyshenko: The triumph of sports in Tokyo continues – the Paralympic Games will start, in which the Russian team will take part. 242 athletes in 19 sports will start their journey today for the Paralympic medals.

Our team in Tokyo includes 11 Paralympic champions in swimming, athletics and table tennis, 90 honored masters of sports of Russia, 94 masters of sports of international class, 34 masters of sports of Russia, and the youngest Russian participant and debutante of the Games is 16 years old.

Five years ago, in Rio, our Paralympic team was not allowed to compete, and in London in 2012, the Russian team took second place in the unofficial team event, winning 102 medals and losing the lead only to the Chinese team. Now in Tokyo there is a great chance to demonstrate the willpower, dedication and skill that are inherent in our Paralympic athletes. We wish the guys energy and bright performances! The country is rooting for you!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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