FEATURE: Blind Japanese swimmer aims for tip lectern mark during Rio Paralympics

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12:17 1 Sep 2016

By May Masangkay
TOKYO, Sept. 1, Kyodo

Being blind is nobody’s choice, though for Japanese swimmer Keiichi Kimura a preference to mangle into a universe of rival swimming — and go one serve by aiming for a bullion award during a Paralympics — was wholly his.

Going into a Sept. 7-18 Rio Paralympics, a 25-year-old swimmer has high hopes of achieving his idea after he won china in a London Paralympics in 2012.

He was afterwards a fourth-year tyro during Nihon University competing in his second Paralympics, and snared a china award in a 100-meter breaststroke and a bronze in a 100-meter butterfly.

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