Athletes around the world have been busily preparing themselves with less than 90 days until the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021.
Tokyo 2020 has been speaking to several athletes whose journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games is gathering pace.
Brady Ellison: Bows, bullseyes and the expanses in between
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It’s a surreal feeling when there’s no doubt in your mind and you know, you just know, where it’s going to go
Global archery superstar Brady Ellison is every inch an American original. He sat down for an exclusive chat with Tokyo 2020 to discuss his Olympic tattoos, a brush with a career-ending injury and his life-long love of the hunt – on the competition stage and out in the wilderness.
Joe Delagrave: Victory in court, victory in life
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I equate [this pandemic to] the Rocky Balboa movies.
I feel like it was just finding anything heavy and lift it like my kids.
The USA wheelchair rugby co-captain aims for another shot at Paralympic glory at the Tokyo Games this 2021, whilst inspiring others with his message of hope.
The Borlee family: From Moscow 1980 to Tokyo 2020
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Of course, there is a family history, but there’s something you can’t ignore - athletics is an individual sport.
That’s the story of life and I’m learning every day.
In the second of a new series about Olympic families, Tokyo 2020 take a look at Belgium's Borlee family, who are hoping to shine in the 400m and 4x400 relay at this summer’s Games.
Para athletes Lang and Lalonde carry on winning ways in Alabama
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Training full-time is really hard back in our countries, so playing in the US was just the best option to be a full-time athlete and student
Find out how these two German and Canadian wheelchair basketball national team players balance athletics and studies on foreign soil.
First USA skate crew taking shape
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I'm really excited for skateboarding to finally be a part of the Olympics and kind of… be kind of recognised as, like, a real sport…
USA Skateboarding has announced 32 finalists to decide the country’s four 2021 national champions on 10 May. Jake Ilardi, Heimana Reynolds and Dashawn Jordan will be among the men battling for titles at the Berrics in Los Angeles while Mariah Duran, Bryce Wettstein and Minna Stess compete on the women’s side.
Jonathan Chan: Preparing for the performance of his life at the Tokyo Olympics
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Hardwork and a little bit of luck helped Jonathan Chan secure a quota spot at the Tokyo 2020. As the first diver from Singapore to make it to the Olympics, Chan is set to compete at the Asian Diving World Cup starting tomorrow (1 May) which will be held in Tokyo, where the Olympic Games will take place this coming July.
Rapinoe and Co. eye history and revenge for Team USA
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As a team we ride on winning and getting to the finals of tournaments.
That’s not [meant] to sound arrogant, but that’s how it is and we’re a team of competitors – everyone still has that bitterness in their mouth.
The United States Women's National Football team will head into the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021 looking to make history. While their campaign five years ago in Rio ended in disappointment, they hope this summer they can claim their fifth gold medal and become the first team to win back-to-back World Cup and Olympic titles. It won't be an easy task as Megan Rapinoe and Co need to battle past a group stage full of pitfalls, snares and old familiar foes.