Fans shelling out to help Paralympic dreams come true

Economy Sports Tokyo 2020

Of the many obstacles faced by athletes preparing to compete at the Paralympic Games, finances can be among the biggest. With high-quality, specialized equipment a must for realizing their athletic potential, many Japanese Paralympians have turned to online supporters to cover some of the hefty costs involved. Via crowdfunding campaigns, they have been able to enlist help from sports lovers willing to contribute money which, along with an athlete's own talent and determination, is vital to achieving their Paralympic dreams. Paralympian shooter Mika Mizuta is among the athletes who have used cr...

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