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Tokyo event shows off fun of Paralympic sports

Rugby player for Japan's national team Akihito Yamada, right, grimaces as he is tackled by wheelchair rugby national team member Daisuke Ikezaki at an event to experience Paralympic sports, in Ginza, Tokyo, on May 2, 2016. (Mainichi)

An event was held on May 2 along the main shopping street in Tokyo's Ginza district to introduce the appeal of Paralympic sports. The event, called "No Limits Special Ginza & Tokyo," was held by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government with backing from organizations including The Mainichi Newspapers. Demonstrations of wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby were held. Yui Kamiji, the youngest player to ever achieve a wheelchair tennis doubles grand slam, was among those showing off their skills, while London Paralympic wheelchair tennis gold medalist Shingo Kunieda provided commentary. Wheelchair rugby was demonstrated by players from the Japanese national wheelchair rugby team.

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