Australian to Carry Parlaympic Torch After Life Threatening Brain Injury

(SBS News) – It’s an Olympic journey they were destined to make together.

But neither Kai Sakakibara or his sister Saya could have known that shared dream would leave one of them fighting for their life while the other prayed for their recovery.

The reason Tokyo meant so much to them wasn’t just the shot at Olympic glory. Born to a Japanese mother and British father on the Gold Coast, the siblings moved to Tokyo when Saya was just one year old and Kai was four.

The family spent the next six years there and it is also where both siblings discovered the joy of riding bicycles. CONTINUE