Tokyo Paralympics: Swimming legend Priya Cooper on what to expect ahead of Opening Ceremony

Kate RyanThe West Australian
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VideoThe final preparations are in being put in place for the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony

As Paralympic tennis star Dylan Alcott put it, the warmup is officially over. It’s time for the big show now.

Tonight, we’ll see Danni DiToro, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair table tennis star, and Riley Batts, 5 time Paralympian in the wheelchair rugby, be the flag bearers in the opening ceremony.

The themes this year are ‘moving forward’ and ‘we have wings’ - which encourages athletes to spread their wings, no matter which way the wind is blowing.

MROE PARALYMPICS:

Over the next two weeks, more than 4400 athletes will compete for Paralympic glory, and the 179 athletes from Australia will be looking to have another year in the top five on the medal tally.

In this special preview episode of Let’s Go Tokyo, Ben and Mark speak to swimming legend and medal of the Order of Australia recipient Priya Cooper ahead of the games, who to watch, and who she’ll be paying attention to, in and out of the water.

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