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August 15 2023
Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports

TOKYO PARASPORTS FORWARD on Thu., August 24, 2023
Special event guests have been decided!

On Thursday August 24 2023, INAGAKI Goro, KUSANAGI Tsuyoshi, and KATORI Shingo will appear as special event guests at the TOKYO PARASPORT FORWARD event to be held around the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building!
ODA Tokito, the wheelchair tennis player who won the Wimbledon Championships held last month, and SATO Tomoki, the athlete who just returned from the Paris 2023 Para Athletics World Championships, will also appear as guest athletes!
Details about the days’ media coverage will be announced at a later date.

TOKYO PARASPORTS FORWARD Special Event Information


Thursday, August 24, 2023, 19:00 to 20:00(tentative)


Citizen’s Hall(2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)


250 people selected by lottery (free admission)
Wheelchair seating and seating with sign language support are available.
Event audio is also available as Japanese text.

Application Period:


Special Event Guests


Guest Athletes


ODA Tokito


Wheelchair tennis

Date of Birth:

May 8, 2006(17 years old)


Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan


At the age of 9, he developed osteosarcoma and has lived using a wheelchair. When he started playing wheelchair tennis at the age of 10, he became the youngest player to achieve numerous achievements, including winning the single and double championships at the World Jr. Masters, a tournament to determine the world No. 1 under 18-year-olds, and ranking first in the World Jr.
In June 2023, he won the French Open, and won at Wimbledon in July.
He is currently ranked number one in the world. Professional wheelchair tennis player.

Photo courtesy of AP / Aflo


SATO Tomoki


Wheelchair athletics

Date of Birth:

September 8, 1989(33 years old)


Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


At the age of 21, he developed myelitis, resulting in the paralysis of his left arm, losing sensation in his lower body, and becoming a wheelchair user. In 2013, he competed in the 10 kilometer wheelchair men’s division of the Tokyo Marathon. He won at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
At the Rio 2016 Games, he won two silver medals, and won two gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Games. He currently holds four world records.

Photo courtesy of L’EQUIPE / Aflo

We received a video message from KUNIEDA Shingo, who achieved the “Lifetime Golden Slam” by winning four major tennis tournaments and the Paralympic Games, and announced his retirement in January this year. It will be shown during the special event, so be sure not to miss it.

Para Sports Gekkan official website


Note: Only Japanese language is available on these website and twitter.
※Please click here for the original Japanese release.


(Assistance in Japanese only)
Parasports Section, Comprehensive Sports Promotion Division, Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports