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Congratulations to the Hanger Clinic athletes who competed in Sochi

Sochi, Russia, March 18, 2014 – Several Hanger Clinic patients recently traveled to Sochi where they competed in the 2014 winter games and represented the United States of America well. We at Hanger are very proud of each of the athletes and their significant accomplishments.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Sgt. Jon Lujan was selected by his peers to serve as the flag bearer for the U.S. Team. Lujan proudly carried the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony that took place on March 7, 2014. Lujan, an alpine skier, also competed in the Super-G, Slalom, and Giant Slalom events.

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, also an alpine skier, competed in the Men’s Sitting Slalom, the Super-G, Super Combined, and Sitting Giant Slalom events, earning a silver medal in the Sitting Giant Slalom.

Defeating Russia in the final game, Josh Pauls and his teammates on the U.S. Sled Hockey Team won a gold medal. The team is the first to win back-to-back gold medals in sled hockey.

The 2014 winter games started with the opening ceremony on March 7, 2014 and concluded with the closing ceremony on Sunday, March 16, 2014. 

A recap of the games can be viewed here: http://www.teamusa.org/Video/2014/03/16/2014-Paralympics--Team-USA-Top-Moments.

About Hanger: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates 740+ patient care clinics nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger provide patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, including microprocessor devices for those with limb loss and neuromuscular technologies for those with paralysis due to stroke, MS and other debilitating conditions. For more information on Hanger, visit www.Hanger.com.

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Jennifer Bittner, Hanger, Inc.
512-777-3730, jbittner@hanger.com  

Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
904-249-0314, kburket@hanger.com  

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