Tokyo 2020

Paralympics: All systems go for Team Singapore despite tough times during pandemic

(From left) Equestrian Gemma Foo, powerlifter Nur Aini Mohamad Yasli, swimmers Toh Wei Soong, Yip Pin Xiu and Sophie Soon, and equestrian Maximillian Tan at Changi Airport on Aug 19 before departing for Tokyo. PHOTO: SINGAPORE NATIONAL PARALYMPIC COUNCIL
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The Republic's athletes may have had their training and competition plans disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic the past year and a half, but they remain upbeat ahead of the Paralympics, which open on Tuesday (Aug 24).

Over 4,000 athletes are expected to compete in the Paralympic Games which, like the Olympics, will be held largely without spectators and will also see the sportsmen and women subjected to frequent testing and other safe distancing restrictions.

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