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Amputee fashion show in Japan features Paralympic athletes

Women with prostheses display creations by designer Makiko Sugawa during the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AFP)
Women with prostheses display creations by designer Makiko Sugawa during the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AFP)
Women with prostheses display creations by designer Makiko Sugawa during the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AFP)
Women with prostheses display creations by designer Makiko Sugawa during the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AFP)
Erina Yuguchi participates in the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AP)
Erina Yuguchi participates in the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AP)
Kaede Maegawa, a Paralympian (second left), Hitomi Onishi, a Paralympian, and Sayaka Murakami, an athlete, pose for a photo at the end of the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AP)
Kaede Maegawa, a Paralympian (second left), Hitomi Onishi, a Paralympian, and Sayaka Murakami, an athlete, pose for a photo at the end of the Amputee Venus fashion show in Tokyo on Tuesday. (AP)
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26 Aug 2020 12:08:41 GMT9
26 Aug 2020 12:08:41 GMT9

TOKYO: Paralympic athletes took to the catwalk in Tokyo on Tuesday for the “Amputee Venus Show” which was originally scheduled to be held in conjunction with the opening of the Paralympic Games.

With the Olympics and Paralympics postponed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion show went ahead anyway.

It featured a dozen models who came down the catwalk wearing the latest fashion and prosthetic legs. Several Paralympic athletes were among the group, including Kaede Maegawa who finished fourth in the long jump in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.

The Paralympics are now scheduled to open on Aug. 24, 2021, and will feature about 4,400 athletes. The Olympics are scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, with 11,000 athletes.

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