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Elyria, Ohio - (September 23, 2008) - Paralympic athletes using Invacare Top End sports wheelchairs and handcycles blew away the competition with an outstanding showing at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. These athletes brought home more than 122 medals, 50 of which were gold. The Chinese Paralympic team, who for the first time ordered all of their wheelchair equipment through Top End, closed the games with 35 wheelchair related sport medals (and a total of 211 Paralympic medals) - far exceeding their Athens performance.
The Chinese Paralympic team had an impressive showing at this years Paralympics. Ordering Top End equipment for all wheelchair events, including basketball, rugby, boccia, tennis, archery and shooting, China's wheelchair racing team was exceptionally victorious. The team used the Top End Eliminator Racing Chairs and won a total of 10 gold medals, three silvers and three bronzes. The team also broke eight World Racing Records and two Paralympics Racing Records. This is an incredible feat compared with their performance at the Athens Paralympics where their best performance was a sixth place.
"It was incredible to see Team Invacare and the athletes using Invacare Top End wheelchairs dominating the Paralympic Games," said Mary Carol Peterson, marketing Manager, Invacare Top End. Peterson was present at the games. "There are so many great stories and victories. I am happy that our products helped the athletes perform at their best."
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