Thomas Pfleghar – Brazil

Thomas, what is your connection to the Paralympic Games and Ottobock’s technical service?

I’m originally from Germany, where Ottobock is based, but am currently working as technical director in Brazil. I have been employed at Ottobock since 1993 and specialise primarily in lower and upper limb prostheses.

PyeongChang 2018 will be the fourth time I’ve been on Ottobock’s technical service team, after the Paralympic Games in London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. I am looking forward to seeing colleagues I’ve worked with before and meeting the new members of the team who will be along for the first time.

Key facts

O&P professional and Technical Director at Ottobock in Brazil

Nationality: German

Place of residence: Valinhos, Brazil

Previous Paralympic Games: London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016