Tokyo Paralympics: Limb repair and Wheelchair repair centres opens at Olympic village

The organisers claimed that around 100 staff members will be present at the repair and maintenance services at the centre. They will be available at the booths at 14 venues.

The Tokyo Paralympics are going to take place from 24th August to 5th September and the organisers opened repair centres for providing facilities like tyre replacements, welding wheelchairs, repair of prosthetic limbs and other equipment. It is opened at the Games Village on Sunday.

The organisers announced that around 100 staff will provide the services to the Paralympians at the centre as well as at the booths and three German artificial limb maker is included which are operating the repair and maintenance at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.


The German Paralympic Gold medalist in 2012 men’s 100m T42 and 2016 long jump T42 Heinrich Popow who is affiliated with Ottobock told that not only technical but mental support will be provided to the Athletes in the Tournament. “Friendships develop from the close cooperation between technicians and athletes, which inspires courage during the competitions,” were his words as per Sportstar.

T42 is classified for disability athletics in track and jump events for the athletes with single above the knee amputations or a disability which can be compared. The event will take place in Tokyo and will include the Sports like swimming, wheelchair fencing, table tennis and basketball. Over 4000 athletes are estimated to take part in this Olympics and will compete in different events.