Paralympic Athletes Promote Ticket Sales

Paralympic athletes promote ticket sales

Paralympic athletes have joined efforts to promote next year's Tokyo Games after the start of online applications to buy tickets.

The official website for ticket sales in Japan went live on Thursday.

Japan's ace swimmer Keiichi Kimura took part in a promotion event in Tokyo in the afternoon. He asked people to cheer for Paralympians at the venues.

He was joined by compatriot Sae Shigemoto, a bronze medal winner at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, and German amputee long jumper Markus Rehm, a world record holder.

Kimura won silver and bronze at the London and Rio Games.

The visually impaired swimmer said he aims to win gold for the first time. He pledged to do his best in Tokyo, and called on people to watch live.

The event organizers will accept online applications for a ticket lottery until 11:59 a.m. on September 9. The results are to be available on October 2.