20 photos from the Tokyo Paralympics you need to see

Just like any international sports event, the Paralympics bring out the best in the world's photographers.

And it's happened again in Tokyo.

Enjoy this amazing selection of images taken by some of the world's best photographers at the Tokyo games.

Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/ Bob Martin

Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/ Bob Martin

Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou is representing Egypt at the Paralympics. He's photographed here playing against Hong Kyu Park of Korea in the Men's Singles Class 6 Group E of the Table Tennis.

Zeyad Kahil of Egypt. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joel Marklund

Zeyad Kahil of Egypt. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joel Marklund

Zeyad Kahil is another member of the Egyptian team. He was snapped giving it all in the men's 200m Freestyle S5 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the week.

Sarah Storey of Great Britain. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/ Thomas Lovelock

Sarah Storey of Great Britain. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/ Thomas Lovelock

It was a blur of sheer speed as Great Britain's Sarah Storey took part in the women's C5 3000m individual pursuit at the Izu Velodrome during the week.

Hao Li of China against Artem Manko of Ukraine in the men's fencing. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joe Toth

Hao Li of China against Artem Manko of Ukraine in the men's fencing. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joe Toth

There were no beg pardons this week when China's Hao Li and Artem Manko from the Ukraine met at the fencing competition. The pair contested the men's sabre individual category A gold medal bout in the Makuhari Messe Hall B.

Cristopher Tronco of Mexico. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joel Marklund

Cristopher Tronco of Mexico. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joel Marklund

You got to do what you've got to do and for Mexican swimmer Cristopher Tronco that means he starts his race this way. He competed in the men's 100m backstroke S2 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos of Brazil and Australias Jaydon Page (right). Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Drew Chislett

Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos of Brazil and Australias Jaydon Page (right). Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Drew Chislett

Talk about getting in the mood. Brazilian Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos (left) of Brazil and Australia's Jaydon Page pay tribute to each other after competing in the men's 100m T47 event at the Paralympics.

Sam Mcintosh. Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Drew Chislett

Sam Mcintosh. Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Drew Chislett

Can you feel the burn? Australia's Sam Mcintosh sure could and was a picture of exhaustion after competing in the first round of the T52 Men's 400mon the track at Tokyo.

Isis Holt (right). Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Drew Chislett

Isis Holt (right). Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Drew Chislett

COVID protocols at the Paralympics are as strong and as enforced as ever. Here Australian sprinter Isis Holt elbow bumps another athlete after claiming silver in the final of the 100m T35 event.

Beatriz Hatz. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock

Beatriz Hatz. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock

There's no way you can deny the effort that's gone in here. Beatriz Hatz of the USA left it all in the pit as she competed in the women's long jump at the athletics stadium.

She's the co-captain of Australia's Paralympic team in Tokyo and Dani di Toro is one of our most-loved atheltes. She shared leadership duties with wheelchair rugby star Ryley Batt and they carried the flag at the opening ceremony, too. Here di Toro is pictured giving it her all in the table tennis competition.

Esthefany Rodrigues of Brazil Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Thomas Lovelock

Esthefany Rodrigues of Brazil Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Thomas Lovelock

Get, set - GO! Brazilian Esthefany Rodrigues is flight personified getting off the blokes at the pool. Esthefany was competing in the women's 50m Butterfly - S5 Final.

Matt Stutzman. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Bob Martin

Matt Stutzman. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Bob Martin

Matt Stutzman of USA competes in the men's archgery ind compound - Open - 15 Arrow M at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on Saturday. If that's not concentration, what is?

Veronica Yoko Plebani. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Joe Toth

Veronica Yoko Plebani. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Joe Toth

It's about the reward for effort - and the colour medal (even if there is one) doesn't matter. Check out the emotion oozing from every pore ofItalian Veronica Yoko Plebani after she won bronze in the women's triathlon PTS2 at the Odaiba Marine Park on Saturday.

Sarah Walsh. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock

Sarah Walsh. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock

Australia's Sarah Walsh flies high as she competes in the women's long jump - T64 at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Talk about rarefied air up there. Sarah finished seventh.

Hideki Uda. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund

Hideki Uda. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/IOC/Joel Marklund

With passion written across his face Japanese competitor Hideki Uda waves the national flag after he clinched a much-admired silver medal in the Men's Triathlon PTS4 at the Odaiba Marine Park on Saturday.

You reckon Rowan Crowthers was a bit happy when he touched first in the pool? You bet he was. The Aussie clocked 23.21 seconds to take out the "splash and dash", 50m freestyle, edging out Maksym Krypak of Ukraine by just .12 of a second.

Mary Friday. Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Jeff Crow

Mary Friday. Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Jeff Crow

You want concentration, we'll give you concentration. Mary Friday mightn't be able to see the German defender behind her but you get the feeling it doesn't really matter. Australia and Germany met in the women's wheelchair basketball competition at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza.

Katie Kelly. Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Delly Carr

Katie Kelly. Photo: AAP Image/Paralympics Australia/Sport the Library/Delly Carr

That looks like it's hurting, right? Katie Kelly of Australia (right) competes in the Triathlon event at Odiaba Bay at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday. Kelly's participating at her second Olympics.

Ryoga Yamaguchi. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joe Toth

Ryoga Yamaguchi. Photo: AAP Image/OIS/Joe Toth

Ryoga Yamaguchi of Japan blocks the goal during the goalball preliminary Group A match between Japan and Algeria in the Makuhari Messe Hall C during the Tokyo Paralympic Games

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