By becoming a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Official Supporter, the third tier of the domestic sponsorship programme, Ottobock will provide valuable support for the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
During the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Ottobock will be providing its technical service to all athletes for the sixteenth time. Both sports and everyday devices will be repaired. This allows athletes to concentrate fully on their competitions, getting the most out of their performances. A 100-strong international team of experienced O&P professionals, wheelchair specialists and welders will provide free support to all the athletes, regardless of their nationality or existing device. Around 2,000 repairs, utilising 18 metric tonnes of equipment and machinery, as well as 15,000 spare parts, are estimated to take place during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Prof. Hans Georg Näder, President Chairman of the Board of Ottobock, commented, “The enthusiasm of the Japanese people for Paralympic sport is enormous and I am looking forward to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a passion that will be felt not only in Japan but by audiences worldwide.
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.”