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Watch: Team Malta takes part in Paralympic Games opening ceremony

Team Malta took part in the opening ceremony as the 2021 Paralympic Games got under way at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Malta contingent took part in the athletes’ march past with Thomas Borg holding Malta’s flag alongside Vladyslava Kravchenko and team chef de mission Julian Bajada.

Watch the Malta contingent entering the stadium during the opening ceremony

During the Games, Kravchenko will compete in the Para Swimming competitions while Borg will be in action in the Para Athletics.

Kravchenko earned her Paralympic Games berth after clocking a Qualifying B Standard earlier this year.

On his part, Borg will be taking part in the 100m and the 400m Para athletics events in the T47 classification category.

Recently, Borg clocked a time of 12.4s in the 100m which is 0.8s shy of the minimum entry time for Tokyo 2020 and subsequently further lowered his personal best to 12.16 seconds during the Athletics Malta National Championships last month.

Antonio Flores was also due to compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games but an Achilles injury ended his dream.

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