FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2012) - Global medical device innovator Össur congratulates Team Össur members and Össur Ambassadors on their extraordinary performance during the 2012 Paralympic Games. The group, which includes some of the world's best-known athletes, captured a total of 21 medals (6 Gold, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze), and set 6 new World Records.
"Össur is honored to support these outstanding athletes in their pursuit of excellence in sport. Every one truly demonstrated to the world what it means to redefine ability, and their efforts inspire all of us at Össur to continue tirelessly pursuing our mission of enabling lives without limitation," said Jon Sigurdsson, Össur president and CEO.
According to Sigurdsson, a majority of the world-class Track & Field competitors, including many medalists, used Össur prostheses, including the Flex-Foot Cheetah, which is considered the world's "gold standard" of sprinting prosthetic blades for amputees.
Results for Team Össur Athletes:
April Holmes - Bronze (100m)
Arnu Fourie - Gold WR (4x100m), Bronze (100m), 4th place in the 200m & WR
Blake Leeper - Silver (400m), Bronze (200m)
Daniel Wagner Jörgensen - Bronze (Long Jump)
Jeff Skiba - Silver (High Jump)
Jerome Singleton - 6th place 100m, 5th place 200m
Jody Cundy - Bronze (Individual 4K Pursuit)
Marie-Amélie Le Fur - Gold (100m), Silver WR (200m), Bronze (Long Jump)
Oscar Pistorius - Gold (400m), Gold WR (4x100m), Silver WR (200m)
Rudy Garcia-Tolson - Silver WR (200m IM)
Richard Whitehead - Gold WR (200m)
Toru Suzuki - 4th place High Jump
Wojtek Czyz - Silver (Long Jump), Bronze (100m), Bronze (4x100m)
Results for Össur Ambassadors:
Jonnie Peacock - Gold (100m)
Stef Reid - Silver (Long Jump)
Össur (NASDAQ OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people's mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports, prosthetic limbs and compression therapy, including the Flex-Foot Cheetah carbon fiber running prostheses used by "The Blade Runner," renowned double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius. A recognized "Technology Pioneer," Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur's educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com