Tokyo 2020

Preparing mentally to compete in the Paralympics in an unusual time

4:06 min
  • Preparing for the Paralympics, taking place in Tokyo now, has been a challenge, because many athletes haven't been able to compete for the last year or two. 

  • "To be in the competition, that's where you really learn how you react," says Tommy Karls, the sports psychologist for the Swedish Paralympics team.

  • Karls describes how he worked to simulate the atmosphere of competition and shares his methods for helping athletes beat their anxieties.