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Ottobock extends Paralympic commitment to Tokyo 2020

Medical technology products manufacturer Ottobock has furthered its commitment to the Paralympic Games by agreeing to partner the 2020 summer event in Tokyo, Japan.

Ottobock has been supporting the Paralympic Games with its technical expertise since 1988 and has signed on as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter in the category of ‘therapeutic medical devices, rehabilitation and mobility healthcare products and exoskeleton’.

Its addition as a third-tier domestic sponsor brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic partners to 63. During the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Ottobock will be providing its technical service to all athletes for the 16th time. Both sports and everyday devices will be repaired.

A 100-strong international team of professionals, wheelchair specialists and welders will provide free support to all the athletes, regardless of their nationality or existing device. It is estimated that around 2,000 repairs, utilising 18 metric tonnes of equipment and machinery, as well as 15,000 spare parts, will take place during the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Hans Georg Näder, president and chairman of Ottobock, said: “Ottobock has a long history in Asia, with a strong commitment to its people and the growth of the region. In 1999, we introduced prosthetic and orthotic care and have pioneered its development ever since.

“Our Paralympic engagement is part of the company DNA and becoming the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Official Supporter is a natural progression of our commitment to both the region and Paralympic sport.”