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🌟It is Friday! Does anyone want to take a closer look at the Paralympic sport pictograms featuring Someity? 🌟 @Tokyo2020
Someity's name comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety! Someity is a cool character with tactile sensors and super powers. It can send and receive messages telepathically using the cherry blossom antennae on both sides of its face! pictogram of someity with cherry blossom chequered top
Someity can also fly using its ichimatsu-pattern cloak. It is usually quiet, but it can exhibit great power when necessary. It embodies Paralympic athletes that demonstrate superhuman power. It has a dignified inner strength and it also loves nature.
So onto the sports! Archery was the first sport to feature at the inaugural Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948! 🏹 Someity the Paralympic archery, seated in a wheelchair ready to shoot.
Athletics is a cornerstone of the Paralympic Games! A part of the Games since Rome in 1960, athletics will feature the largest number of participants at the summer Games. Someity the wheelchair racer!
Badminton is one of two sports making a debut in @Tokyo2020! 90 players will compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. 🏸 Someity hitting a badminton shuttlecock from a wheelchair.
Boccia is one of the most precise, skillful and tactical sports of the Games! The sport has similarities to bowls, boules and petanque. 108 athletes will compete in Tokyo! #boccia Someity throwing a boccia ball at a target, from a wheelchair.
Canoe is a fast and furious sport on the water! It debuted in Rio. Races are contested in two types of boat, kayak and va'a (which means ‘small boat’ in the Polynesian language). #canoe Someity in the canoe.
Road Cycling became part of the Paralympic programme at the Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Games, with Track events first included at Atlanta 1996. 230 athletes will compete in Tokyo! #paracycling Cycling (road). Handcycling for Someity!Someity on a track bike.
Equestrian will feature at @Tokyo2020! Dressage is the epitome of beauty and style. Accurate movement and artistic finesse is the essence of the sport! #paraequestrian 🐴 Someity on a horse for equestrian competition with a hat and tails.
There will be eight teams vying for blind football glory in Tokyo! Can anyone beat the undisputed heavyweights Brazil in 2020? #football5 #blindfootball ⚽️ Football five a side action with Someity kicking a ball.
Goalball is one of the most exciting team sports on the @Tokyo2020 programme! The aim is to score by rolling the ball at speed into the opposition's goal, while the other team attempts to block the ball with their bodies. #goalball Goalball Someity diving to block the ball.
Judo has been a Paralympic sport since Seoul 1988. The sport is for athletes with a visual impairment. It is a full-on combat sport. One false move or the slightest loss of concentration can result in a defeat! 🥋 #judo Someity the judokA
Powerlifting is a bench-press competition – a tense and dramatic sporting spectacle! The athletes battle to lift more weight than their rivals. 💪🏽 #parapowerlifting Someity on the bench press
Rowing is a supreme test of strength and stamina over a new 2,000-metre distance. There are three types of events: single sculls (one rower), double sculls (two rowers) and coxed four (four rowers plus coxswain). 🚣🏽‍♀️ #pararowing rowing athlete someity in a boat on the water
Shooting Para Sport is a real test for athletes to show supreme accuracy and control in firing at static targets over distances of up to 50 metres. Shooting Para Sport features Rifle and Pistol events! 🎯 #shootingparasport shooting para sport Someity shooting at a target.
Sitting Volleyball is a team sport featuring constant motion and bursts of explosive action. Two teams of six players separated by a net try to score points by grounding the ball onto the other side's court. 🏐 #ParaVolley #SittingVolleyball Someity taking a volleyball shot.
Paralympic swimmers at @Tokyo2020 will compete in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and medley events! The sport first appeared at the Paralympic Games in 1960 and is now one of the most popular events. 🏊🏽‍♀️🏊🏾‍♂️ #paraswimming Someity in the pool swimming
Table tennis has been part of the Paralympic programme since the first official Games at Rome 1960! Rallies unfold at high speed, with smashes exceeding 100 kilometres per hour and players returning the ball with incredible accuracy. 🏓 #tabletennis Someity smashing a table tennis return.
Taekwondo will be one of two new Paralympic sports to debut at Tokyo 2020. Gyeorugi will be practised at the Tokyo Games! It is an exciting power-packed martial art! 🥋 #parataekwondo #taekwondo Someity with a high kick while wearing head protection.
Triathlon is a combination of swimming, cycling and running. Paralympic events are held over the 'Sprint' distance. 750 metres of swimming, 20 kilometres of cycling and a 5km run! #triathlon #paratriathlon Triathlon Someity mascots. One is swimming, one is cycling and one is racing in a chair.
Wheelchair Basketball is played in more than 100 countries around the world. It featured at the first Paralympic Games in Rome 1960 and has remained on the programme ever since. Men's and women's teams will go for gold in 2020! 🥇🥇🏀 SOMEITY WITH A BASKETBALL.
Wheelchair Fencing is a fast-moving battle of tactics and technique. There are three types of weapon: Epée, Foil and Sabre! @Tokyo2020 will include men's and women's individual events in all three disciplines, as well as team events for épée and foil. 🤺 #wheelchairfencing Someity with a fencing weapon.
Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed team sport for male and female athletes. The aim is for each team of four players to carry the ball over their opponent's goal line. It is a thrilling and intense spectacle! #wheelchairrugby Wheelchair Rugby Someity with the ball in their hands.
Wheelchair Tennis is a fast and dynamic sport! Athletes must have strength and incredible stamina. Singles and Doubles events will be competed in Tokyo! 🎾#wheelchairtennis #tennis Wheelchair Tennis Someity about to serve.
Those are the 22 sports that will feature at @tokyo2020! So, tell us! What is your favourite sport? And what is your favourite Someity pictogram? ❤️
#paralympics | #tokyo2020
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