REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwire - Jul 4, 2012) - Össur salutes Oscar Pistorius, for being selected to compete in the individual men's 400m and 4x400m relay on behalf of Team South Africa.
"With this extraordinary accomplishment, Oscar Pistorius has achieved what no other lower-limb amputee has ever done, and helped make Össur's Flex-Foot Cheetah a household name. As the 'Blade Runner,' he is one of the most recognized and influential amputees in the world, embodying what it means to live life without limitations," said Jon Sigurdsson, president and CEO of Össur. "We are inspired by all he has accomplished, and humbled that he chooses to wear Össur prostheses both on and off the track. We wish Oscar continued success as he claims his place in the pantheon of athletic greatness and enters the world stage of athletic competition."
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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