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  • Tokyo 2020 Unveils Details of Paralympic Competition Schedule


    08/14/19

    Setting the scene for a dramatic summer festival featuring a record 4,400 athletes

    Tokyo, 13 August 2019 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
    (Tokyo 2020) today unveiled the event line-up for each session of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games,
    which will be held from 25 August to 6 September 2020. In advance of the launch of ticket lottery
    applications on 22 August this year, fans can now check the detailed competition schedule for all sessions.
    A record 4,400 Para athletes will compete in 540 events across 22 sports, which will be held at 21
    venues in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Shizuoka prefectures.

    Events featuring the most popular sports are spread throughout the Games allowing spectators to enjoy
    the dramatic highs and lows from beginning to end. Of the total 300 sessions, 109 will include medal
    events. Overall, events have been scheduled so that they will be easier for families to attend and to allow
    as many people as possible to experience them. The latest sessions in 19out of the 22 sports are
    scheduled to finish before 10 p.m. local time.

    Tokyo 2020 took a holistic approach when compiling the schedule, taking into account the athletes’
    experience and well-being, technical rules and regulations of the various international federations, gender
    balance, the popularity of individual sports in Japan, operational considerations, and global TV audiences.
    On 26 August, one day after the Opening Ceremony, the first medallists of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic
    Games will be determined; they will be in the women's cycling track (time trial) C1-2-3 3000m pursuit,
    which will take place in Shizuoka prefecture. On the same day, medallists will be determined in a total of
    24 events, including 16 swimming events, 4 wheelchair fencing events, and 4 cycling (track) events.

    Falling mid-way through the Games, 30 August 2020 will be “Golden Sunday”, with 63 medal events
    being held—the most of any day during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. These will include 20 final events
    in athletics, four in triathlon, four in mixed rowing, 13 swimming finals, and 5 judo final events. The
    wheelchair rugby final will be held from 6 p.m. and hopes are running high in Japan that the host nation’s
    team, the current world champions, might make it through to contend gold.

    Maintaining the momentum of the Golden Sunday weekend, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will
    continue gearing up towards their climax. On 1 September, there will be no fewer than 61 medal events.
    Fans will be able to enjoy watching traditional favourites like athletics and swimming events throughout;
    these are scheduled for all but two of the 12 days of the Games. Athletics will feature the largest number
    of individual events at the Games, and all athletics sessions will include finals, resulting in 168 medal
    events.

    Badminton and taekwondo, newly introduced to the Paralympic Games, will be two of the highlights of
    the latter half of the Games. The first ever Paralympic badminton medallists will be determined on 5 and
    6 September, the last two days of the Games, and medal events will be held during all three days of the
    taekwondo competition, during 3 – 5 September. Wheelchair tennis will take place on 4 and 5 September
    with hopes of Japanese players winning a medal. Semi-finals and finals in a range of other sports will be
    held one after another, helping to build excitement towards the climax of the Games.

    On 6 September, the closing day of the Paralympic Games, a total of 15 final events will be held in
    badminton, men’s wheelchair basketball, women’s sitting volleyball, athletics marathon and shooting. The
    last medal session of the Games—men's wheelchair basketball—will take place at 10 a.m. that day.

    Tokyo 2020 will start accepting applications for the ticket lottery for all sessions, including the Opening
    and Closing ceremonies, on August 22.

    For more information on schedule, please visit the following URL:
    https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/schedule/paralympic/

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