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Össur Congratulates Team Össur's Extraordinary Performance at IPC World Championship in Doha

Team Össur Athletes Win 17 Medals, Set 6 New World Records

November 4, 2015

Global prosthetics innovator Össur congratulates the members of Team Össur for their exceptional performance at the 2015 IPC World Championships held in Doha, Qatar. In all, Team Össur athletes set 6 new World Records, and won a total of 7 Gold, 6 Silver, and 4 Bronze Medals.

T44 category athlete Marie-Amélie Le Fur of France was among the most decorated female athletes at the competition, winning a total of four medals. These included a Gold Medal for her World Record-setting 5.84m in the Long Jump, and a Gold Medal for her World Record-setting time of 59.30 sec. in the 400m sprint. She also took Silver Medals in both the 100m and 200m events.

U.S. sprinter Richard Browne, Jr. won Gold Medals while setting World Records in the 100m (10.61 sec.) and in the 200m (21.27 sec.). He also took home a Silver Medal as part of the U.S. 4x100m relay team.

The highly contested T43-44 100m sprint was a Team Össur sweep, with Browne winning Gold; Arnu Fourie of South Africa taking the Silver, and Alan Oliveira of Brazil taking Bronze. Oliveira also won a Silver Medal in the 200m.

T44 athlete Markus Rehm of Germany also was a double Gold Medalist, winning one as a member of his country’s T42-47 4x100m relay team. Rehm also won Gold in the Men’s Long Jump, where he achieved a World Record-smashing 8.40m, a result that also would have claimed the Gold Medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Great Britain’s Richard Whitehead, a double-amputee who’s set innumerable records running marathons across Europe, showed his speed at Worlds, winning the T42 200m with a World Record-setting 24.10.< Team Össur member and T42 athlete Daniel Wagner Jörgensen of Denmark was a triple medalist, winning a Silver Medal in the Men’s Long Jump, and Bronze Medals in both the 100m and 200m events, while T42 Icelandic athlete Helgi Sveinsson won a Bronze Medal in the Javelin. Also participating at IPC Worlds were Giusy Versace representing Italy, and April Holmes of the USA.

“We salute all of the members of Team Össur for their efforts. These individuals’ athletic accomplishments inspire us all, and spur us at Össur to continue innovating so even more people can enjoy a life without limitations,” said Jon Sigurdsson, the company’s President and CEO.