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Congratulations to the Hanger Clinic athletes who competed in Pyeongchang

Austin, Texas, April 6, 2018 – We are very proud of all the Hanger Clinic athletes who competed in the 2018 games in Pyeongchang! Your significant achievements are a reminder of the power of human potential, and what is possible through hard work and dedication.

Hanger Clinic athletes achieved success in many areas; below are a couple of their stories:

 

- Josh Pauls, U.S. Para Ice Hockey Team Captain, led the team to claim their third consecutive gold medal over Canada in a challenging match that went into overtime. This was Pauls' third time representing the U.S. at this level as a sled hockey defenseman. After returning from Pyeongchang, he spoke to local media in St. Louis about the life-changing experience. Watch his story here:

KSDK-TV (NBC): http://www.ksdk.com/video/sports/olympics/a-paralympians-perfect-fit/63-8065701.

 

- Stephani Victor, Alpine Skier, returned to the games after a crash during the super-G in Sochi in 2014 that looked like it might end her career. Motivated to represent Switzerland on behalf of her husband and coach Marcel Kuonen, Victor made a remarkable comeback in Pyeongchang, placing 6th in the super-G and 4th in the giant slalom. Before the games, Victor spoke to the O&P Almanac about her preparations and goals for Pyeongchang. Read that story here:

O&P Almanac: https://issuu.com/americanoandp/docs/february_2018/26.


- Mike Schultz, Snowboarder, was a first-time competitor in PyeongChang, where he took home gold in snowboard-cross and silver in banked slalom. A long-time motocross and action sports enthusiast, Schultz refused to give up his passion after a 2008 snocross accident resulted in the amputation of his left leg. Schultz, who receives care from Hanger Clinic prosthetist Chip Taylor in Baxter, Minn., not only returned to adaptive motocross using a prosthetic leg, but designed his own prosthetic knee for high-impact adaptive sports, which is worn by many of his U.S. teammates. Watch his story here: 

CNN.com: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/08/sport/mike-schultz-pyeongchang-paralympics-intl/index.html 

 

About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates approximately 800 patient care clinics nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger Clinic 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, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit www.HangerClinic.com.

Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc. 

904-239-4627, kburket@hanger.com

 

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