Össur announces that Team Össur and Össur Ambassadors athletes wearing its Cheetah carbon fiber running blades won a record number of medals, and set new World and Paralympic records, during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Among these medals were 12 Gold, seven Silver, and 7 Bronze, which include, per a media release from Orange County, Calif-based Össur:
Double-Gold Medalist and Team Össur athlete Marie-Amelie Le Fur of France, who set two new World Records in the Long Jump and T44 400m Sprint; and Double-Gold Medalist and Team Össur athlete Jody Cundy of Great Britain, who set a new World Record in Mixed C1-5 750m team sprinting in Cycling.
Additional medalists include: Gold Medalist, reigning World Champion and Team Össur member Markus Rehm of Germany, who had a remarkable 8.21m in the men’s T44 Long Jump; and Double-Medalist and Team Össur member Richard Whitehead of Great Britain, who successfully defended his 2012 Paralympic Gold Medal in the T42 200m Sprint, and also took Silver in the T42 100m Sprint.
Other medalists include: Silver Medalist swimmer and Team Össur member Rudy Garcia-Tolson, who set a new American Record in the 100m event, and took Silver in the 200m Individual Medley; and Bronze Medalist and Össur Ambassador Mohamed Lahna, who competed in the Paralympics’ historic, first-ever Triathlon event.
“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,” says Jon Sigurdsson, Össur’s President and CEO, in the release.
[Source(s): Össur, Business Wire]