Össur sets six world records, wins 17 medals at IPC World Championships

Team Össur set six world records and won seven gold, six silver and four bronze medals at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Doha, Qatar, according to a press release.

U.S. sprinter Richard Browne Jr. received a gold medal in his world record-setting performance in the 100 m and 200 m events. He also took home a silver medal as part of the U.S. 4×100 m relay team.

Marie-Amélie Le Fur of France, who competed in the T44 category, won four medals including gold for her world record-setting 5.84 m in the long jump and world record-setting time of 59.30 seconds in the 400 m sprint. She also took silver medals in both the 100 m and 200 m events.

T44 athlete Markus Rehm, of Germany, was a double gold medalist, winning one as a member of his country’s T42-47 4×100 m relay team and another in the men’s long jump, where he achieved a world record of 8.40 m.

T42 athlete Daniel Wagner Jörgensen, of Denmark, was a triple medalist, winning silver in the men’s long jump and bronze medals in the 100 m and 200 m events.

Richard Whitehead of Great Britain, a double amputee, won the T42 200 m with a world record-setting 24.10 seconds, and Helgi Sveinsson, a T42 Icelandic athlete, won a bronze medal in the javelin event.

Team Össur swept the T43-44 100 m sprint with Browne winning gold, Arnu Fourie, of South Africa, wining silver and Alan Oliveira, of Brazil, taking a bronze. Oliveira also won silver in the 200 m.

April Holmes, of the United States, and Giusy Versace, of Italy, also competed at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Worlds.

“We salute all of the members of Team Össur for their efforts,” Jon Sigurdsson, Össur, president and chief executive officer, said in a press release. “These individuals’ athletic accomplishments inspire us all, and spur us to continue innovating so even more people can enjoy a life without limitations.”





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