Tokyo 2020 – Summer Paralympic Games
4,400 athletes will be taking part in 537 medal events in 22 disciplines. And these Paralympic Games will feature new sports, with badminton and taekwondo making their Paralympic debut in Tokyo. In addition to these two sports, there will be competitions in Athletics, Archery, Boccia, Canoe, Cycling, Equestrian, Football-5-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis.
A technical service tradition
With 30 years of Paralympic experience, Ottobock will be providing its technical service to all athletes for the sixteenth time at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. As the largest provider of prosthetic products in this country, Ottobock Japan contributes local know-how and expertise to the technical service at Tokyo 2020.
An international team of experienced O&P professionals, wheelchair specialists and welders will support all the athletes, regardless of their nationality or existing fitting. Repairs will be made to both sports and everyday fittings such as prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs without incurring any costs for the Paralympic athletes. This will ensure that they can put in their very best performance during their competitions.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by the estimated numbers:
- 100-member technical service team
- 26 languages spoken
- 18 metric tonnes of equipment and machinery
- 15,000 spare parts.
- 2,000 expected repairs
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Ottobock is the official prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair technical service provider for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. This will be the 15th time Ottobock has provided its technical service at the Paralympic Games and will mark 30 years of Passion for Paralympics.
Ottobock offered technical services at the Paralympic Games for the very first time in 1988. Since then, Ottobock has stood ready to support the athletes at every Paralympic Games. Learn more about this unique history.