No spectators, but paralympians aim high

Planners of the Paralympics, set to run from Tuesday (August 24) until Sept. 5, agreed last week to hold the Games generally without spectators, a measure taken at the recently concluded Olympics.

"When I heard that there wasn't going to be an audience, of course, I was a little bit sad as well, because I feed off of an audience, I love to perform in front of people," archer Matt Stutzman of the U.S. said.

"My dad said, you just got to focus on what you can control, and if that means no fans, the reality is, you're still going to have fans, even though they're really far away," the silver medallist at the London 2012 Paralympics said.

Japan's government has extend emergency health measures in Tokyo and other regions until Sept. 12.

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