Athletes share their one year to go message

Emma Wiggs of Great Britain celebrates after she competes in the KL2 W 200 the 2016 European Canoe Sprint Olympic Qualifying held at Sportpark Regattabahn in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Emma Wiggs of Great Britain celebrates after she competes in the KL2 W 200 the 2016 European Canoe Sprint Olympic Qualifying held at Sportpark Regattabahn in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Athletes from around the world have come together to join the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

With less than a year to go until the start of the action, some of the world’s greatest Paralympians including archer Matt Stutzman, long jumper Markus Rehm, canoeist Emma Wiggs, cyclist Oksana Masters and powerlifter Ali Jawad expressed their delight at the passing of the key milestone whilst others recorded inspirational messages of support from their homes and training centres.

You can watch the video below:

One year to go! Paralympians begin the countdown for Tokyo 2020