Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Forty-four hundred athletes will be taking part in 537 medal events in 22 disciplines. And these Paralympic Games will feature new sports as well, with badminton and taekwondo making their Paralympic debut in Tokyo. In addition to these two sports, there will be competitions in athletics, archery, bocce, equestrian sports, goalball, weight lifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
A technical service tradition
Thirty years of experience at the Paralympic Games and cooperation with the Ottobock subsidiary in Japan will form the foundation for the company’s technical service at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
An international team of experienced O&P professionals, wheelchair specialists and welders will support all the athletes, regardless of their nationality or existing device. 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 – facts and figures
- 100-member strong technical service team
- 26 languages spoken
- 18 metric tonnes of equipment and machinery
- 15,000 spare parts
- 2,000 expected repairs
- 4,400 athletes
- 537 medal decisions
- 33 Olympic sports
- 22 Paralympic sports
Participating Ottobock ambassadors
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Meet athletes who have made their dreams a reality! By serving as ambassadors, they encourage people with disabilities from all over the world to get involved in sports and enjoy being active in their free time. You can also get to know the technicians who will be on the technical service team at the Paralympic Games.