Tokyo 2020: World record Powerlifter Rahman adds weight to campaign
Paralympic superstars take over Tokyo one year before the Games in new campaign 01 Oct 2019
All set for action: Two-time gold medallist in London 2012 and Rio 2016, Rehman targets new world record.
By Tokyo 2020
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today launched the final visual of a new campaign highlighting outstanding Paralympic athletes and iconic Tokyo landmarks and symbols.
The final campaign visual features Powerlifting superstar Siamand Rahman, a two-time gold medallist in London 2012 and Rio 2016 targeting a new world record at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, in front of Kabukiza Theatre in Ginza.
Kabukiza Theatre is home to kabuki, a traditional Japanese theatre form with over 400 years of history. Rahman also holds the world record in his category (men’s over 107 kg), lifting 310 kilograms – roughly two sumo wrestlers in weight.
“It's great to be part of this awesome campaign. We are only one year out from Paralympic Games and I am so excited to see we are getting closer to the Games,” said Rahman. “I can't wait to compete in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. In Tokyo, everything is going to be between the bar and me. I will redraw the boundaries.”
In 2020, Tokyo will become the ﬁrst-ever city to host the Paralympic Games twice and the city is readying for a never-before-seen festival of sports, as the people of Japan are joined by visitors worldwide to witness ﬁrst-hand the dynamic and breath-taking performances of Paralympic athletes.
The Ticket Lottery for residents of Japan ran from 22 August to 9 September with tickets for the biggest and most exciting Paralympic Games yet available at affordable prices. Seats at competitive events will be priced from just JPY 900 and will cost no more than JPY 7,000. Powerlifting events will take place at Tokyo International Forum from 27 August to 31 August, and cost no more than JPY 2,000.