REYKJAVIK, IJsland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Atleten die Össur-blades van koolstofvezel gebruikten op de Paralympische Spelen in Rio stonden vaak in de schijnwerpers, vestigden Paralympische records en wonnen een recordaantal medailles. Dat maakte Össur vandaag bekend.
Össur werd vooral goed vertegenwoordigd in de sprintonderdelen voor atleten bij wie het onderbeen is geamputeerd. Alle medaillewinnaars bij de mannen op de 100 meter, 200 meter en 400 meter renden met de iconische Cheetah-blades.
Sprinters Using Össur Technology Dominate in Rio
REYKJAVIK, Iceland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Athletes using Össur carbon fiber blades were in the spotlight at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, setting new World and Paralympic records and winning a record number of medals, the company announced today.
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Athletes using Össur carbon fiber blades were in the spotlight at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, setting new World and Paralympic records and winning a record number of medals. In below-knee amputee sprinting, all medalists in the men’s 100m, 200m and 400m races wore the company’s iconic Cheetah running blades. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ÖSSUR)
Össur had a particularly strong showing in below-knee amputee sprinting, with all medalists in the men’s 100m, 200m and 400m races wearing the company’s iconic Cheetah running blades.
Highlights of Össur Athlete Performances
Members of Team Össur and Össur Ambassadors won a total of 12 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze Paralympic medals in Rio, including:
“We salute the exceptional performance of all Team Össur members and Ambassadors who competed at the Rio Paralympic Games. Their accomplishments elevated para-athletic sport to new heights, and have shown inarguably that our Cheetah technology remains the prosthesis of choice for world-class athletes,” said Jon Sigurdsson, Össur’s President and CEO. If its athletes were counted as a country, Sigurdsson added, Össur’s Gold Medal wins would have ranked it as 9th overall among all participating nations.
Össur (NASDAQ: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions. A recognized “Technology Pioneer,” Össur invests significantly in research and product development—its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com