Iran and USA get off to winning starts

Defending champions Iran and the United States started their Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games campaigns with straight-set victories on Saturday as Day 2 of sitting volleyball competition action got underway in Makuhari Messe Hall A. Later in the day, Brazil and China also recorded their first win in the men’s and...

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Meet Japan’s real-life comic book hero: Michiyo Nishiie

Fifty-four-year-old Michiyo Nishiie represents Japan proudly as a two-time Paralympian and an Asian Para Games bronze medallist, and the way she helps her sport and do the impossible makes her look like a comic book hero. Yang, as she is fondly called, played volleyball at the club-level. But an unfortunate...

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Italy take on the big stage in Tokyo

Italy had a two-year wait until they could step inside the Makuhari Messe Hall sitting volleyball court to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The 12-strong Italian squad is now setting sights on turning their dreams into a reality. “It’s a dream come true for us. We’ve actually been...

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