Exciting competitions in Tokyo
32 of our Ottobock ambassadors attended the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. In various sports and disciplines they showed great effort and exciting competitions. We are proud and congratulate them on their great archievements and medals.
In total they won 21 medals - 5x Gold, 8x Silver and 8x Bronze:
On 17 August Ottobock opened the doors of its Technical Repair Service Center in the Paralympic Village. Athletes could have their equipment maintaned and repaired there before and during the competitions. Because wheelchairs, prostheses, orthoses and other aids are exposed to extreme loads during the use. 106 technical experts from 24 countries supported the Paralympians and Paralympic Family with their expertise and great enthusiasm. From simply inflating a wheelchair tire to complex repairs.
Overall, 2083 repairs were carried out:
- Wheelchairs: 1490 repairs
- Prostheses: 328 repairs
- Orthoses: 59 repairs
- Other equipment: 206 repairs
Meet our technicians
In preparation for the Paralympics in Tokyo, a giant Allen Key went on a world tour from February 2021. He visited the technicians who supported the athletes in the Repair Service Center in Tokyo.
See here which stations the Allen Key has traveled and find out more about our team on site. What is their passion for the job? And what experiences have they already been able to gain at Para sport events?