The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on Friday launched the second visual of a new campaign highlighting outstanding Paralympic athletes and iconic Tokyo landmarks and symbols.
The second campaign visual features USA’s “Armless Archer” Matt Stutzman, against a backdrop of the “Red Fuji” from ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai’s famous series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” The London 2012 silver medallist is targeting Tokyo 2020 and also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest accurate shot at 310 yards.
“I am thrilled to be part of the campaign to promote the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games," said Stutzman. "I encourage everyone to go out and buy tickets to see the exciting competition and share in the experience of the event.”
Tokyo will become the first city to host the Paralympic Games twice and the city is readying for a never-before-seen festival of sports. The people of Japan will be joined by visitors worldwide to witness the dynamic and breath-taking performances of Paralympic athletes.
The Ticket Lottery for residents of Japan runs until 9 September 2019. Seats at competitive events will be priced from just JPY 900 and will cost no more than JPY 7,000. Archery events will take place at Yumenoshima Archery Field from 28 August to 5 September 2020, and cost no more than JPY 2,400.
The visual campaign will continue until 12 September 2019, with three more visuals showcasing superstars of the 2020 Paralympics and must-see locations of the Japanese capital to be unveiled soon.
About Matt Stutzman
Born without arms in 1982, he was put up for adoption, and in 1984, was taken in by Leon and Jean Stutzman.
He became a member of the 2012 and 2016 US Paralympic Archery Team and went on to take silver at London 2012.
In 2015, Stutzman set the Guinness World Record by hitting a target at 310 yards. In the summer of 2017, he won the US National Target Championship shooting against able-bodied archers, and he was named to the US able-bodied Archery Team for the 2018 season. He is currently training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.