Austin, Texas, June 13, 2012 – On Sunday, June 10th, Hanger patient and Paralympic Gold Medalist Jeremy Campbell set a new world record in the men’s discus F44/22 at the UCO Endeavor Games in Edmond, Oklahoma. During the competition Campbell broke the world record twice – the first with a throw of 62.3m, and the second with a throw of 63.45m. Campbell had previously set the world record less than a month ago at the BT Paralympic World Cup in England.
Learn more about Campbell’s record-breaking competition here: http://www2.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2012/June/11/Jeremy-Campbell-bests-his-world-record-at-Endeavor-Games.aspx.
Learn more about Campbell and his athletic achievements here: http://www.hanger.com/prosthetics/experience/patientprofiles/Pages/JeremyCampbell.aspx.
Media note – High definition b-roll of Campbell breaking the world record at the Endeavor Games is available upon request.
About Hanger: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR), owns and operates 700+ 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. After a six-month celebration of its 150th anniversary, on February 1, 2012 Hanger unveiled a comprehensive new brand identity to position the company for the future. The new brand includes renaming the parent company from Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. to “Hanger, Inc.”, and referring to the patient care business as “Hanger Clinic” (formerly Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics). For more information on Hanger and the new brand, visit www.hanger.com.
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