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‘I feel almost like Superman’: Armless archer Stutzman targets elusive gold

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Tokyo (AFP) – “Armless archer” Matt Stutzman is one of the world’s most recognisable athletes, but he is sporting a new, slimmer look in Tokyo as he aims to make up for missing out on a Paralympics medal five years ago. The London 2012 men’s individual compound archery silver medallist failed to get past the last 16 in Rio, so he decided to get fitter in his quest for Tokyo 2020 gold. Stutzman weighed 103 kilograms (227 pounds) in Rio but has shed 27kg and said he felt the benefit in 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) heat at the Yumenoshima Archery Park during Friday’s ranking round of the men’s indi…

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