Barack Obama Sends Inspiring Message to Team USA Ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Published 08/25/2021, 11:47 AM EDT
Oct 27, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; United States president Barack Obama during the first half of a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports


The Paralympics have kicked off in Japan following the recent conclusion of the Olympics. The USA took home the top position in the medals tally with 39 gold medals and 113 medals. The country consistently produces top athletes who compete at the top. Similarly, the US Paralympics team is ready to take part and bring glory to their country. Providing extra inspiration to them is Barack Obama giving his wishes to Team USA ahead of the Paralympics.

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Barack Obama rallies his troops

In an inspirational message, Obama gave his blessings to the team heading to Tokyo via Twitter.

“The Olympics may be over, but the Paralympics are just getting started. Many of the athletes on Team USA have traveled amazing journeys to reach the top of their sport, and I’ll be cheering them on. Hope you will, too.”

The former US president is one of the most loved personalities in America. This would be motivation for athletes to perform well in the Paralympics. Moreover, Obama is an ardent follower of sporting events across the world. The Paralympics started yesterday with the Opening Ceremony and will end on September 5th.

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With over 242 athletes representing team USA in Tokyo, the US are once again going all guns blazing in this year’s Paralympics. Only four countries are bringing more athletes to Tokyo than the US – Brazil, ROC, Japan, and the UK. The flag bearers of Team USA, Chuck Aoki, and Melissa Stockwell, led the team for yesterday’s opening ceremony.

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Aoki is a two-time Olympian and will appear in his third Paralympics. Meanwhile, Melissa won the bronze medal in the Paratriathlon in Rio 2016. These two athletes represent America’s spirit for Tokyo in a bid to win medals for their country. A remarkable achievement.

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Moreover, the Paralympics will start amidst much fanfare. This sporting event ensures physically challenged athletes showcase their talents and competitive spirit to the world. To sum up, get ready for the action as the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics starts in style.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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