Invacare sponsors world number 2 table tennis player Tommy Urhaug!
Tommy Urhaug is the leading Norwegian disabled table tennis player ranked as number 2 in the world ranking and is sponsored by Invacare.
Invacare contributes to making life's experiences possible
Invacare sponsors athletes and organizations that embody the spirit of "Yes, you can.®".
Küschall manual active wheelchairs from the Invacare wheelchair range are performant, light and of high quality with a stylish design.
Tommy plays table tennis in the küschall® K-Series Titanium K4 and he uses the küschall® R33 for his everyday life.
Tommy Urhaug trusts küschall so much that his new weheelchair will be The KSL from küschall.
Contributing to making life's experiences possible is Invacare's everyday goal.
Tommy was born in 1980 with a congenital disability; however, this has not prevented Tommy from being active and involved in sports! It was at the age of 15 that Tommy discovered his talent as a table tennis player. He chose tennis as an optional subject in secondary school, and with his father as coach, the training continued also after school. The training proved to give him a prosperous career within the sport.
Tommy's sport career
The big breakthrough came in 1999 when he won two gold medals (single and team) in the European Championships in Slovakia. His presentation made him qualify to the Paralympics in Sydney 2000. In total, Tommy has won 7 gold in European Championship, 4 gold in World Championship and bronze from the Paralympics. In addition, he has received the award “The disabled athlete of the year” in Norway three times. Now new gold medal opportunities are approaching!
Tommy would like to thank his family and his supporters for his success.
We are proud to be part of Tommy’s team and we wish him good luck in 2012!
Stay tuned for updates!