Japan wins bronze medal in Wheelchair Rugby in Rio thanks to Nakazato, Norimatsu and other players’ good showing
September 18, Ryukyu Shimpo
Masatoshi Inafuku reports from Rio de Janeiro
On the morning of September 18, (the afternoon of the same day in Japan), the last day of competition in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, Japan won the bronze medal with a 52-50 win to Canada in the third place playoff in wheelchair rugby.
It was the first time for Japan to win a medal in wheelchair rugby.
Shin Nakazato and Seiya Norimatsu, from the Okinawa Hurricanes team based in Okinawa, contributed to the victory.
Nakazato, who lives in Urasoe City, is sponsored by Adidas Japan and Norimatsu, from Kumamoto, is sponsored by SMBC Nikko Shoken.
(English translation by T&CT)
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