Paralympian’s 17 years of highs and lows

Hendrik van der Merwe, having qualified for the Games at his fourth try, feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders

As he walked around the Olympic Stadium during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening ceremony held under a full moon on Tuesday night, Hendrik van der Merwe would have been forgiven had he taken a moment to stop, look around and have a moment for himself. ..

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