Bravo, Rio!

By |September 23rd, 2016|Paralympics|

A few days have now passed since I attended the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio – a spectacular show with more than 80,000 spectators. The ceremony concluded two weeks that have been very special for me. It has been an incredible experience to follow the Danish athletes at the competition venues [...]

The paralympics are ON

By |September 8th, 2016|Paralympics|

The 2016 Paralympic Games got underway on September 7th with a spectacular show in Rio. One of the memorable highlights from the opening ceremony at Rio’s Maracanã Stadium must have been, when Marcia Malsar, who aided by a walking stick, fell and dropped the flame but managed to pick herself back up immediately [...]

Gold for Danish para-athlete Daniel Wagner Jørgensen at the European Championships in Grosseto, Italy

By |June 15th, 2016|Paralympics|

It has been a great pleasure following the Danish para-athletes at the European Championships. Yesterday was a very special day, as para-athlete Daniel Wagner Jørgensen won a gold medal in his favorite discipline, the long jump, with a new world record of 6.7 meters. It is the first time Daniel can call himself European Champion [...]

“You have to be really focused and know your plan, know your body”

By |June 14th, 2016|Paralympics|

Dan Boyter from Pressalit talks to para-athlete Daniel Wagner about his competitions at the #Grosseto2016 IPC European Championships.

#AllForRio: 100 days to The Paralympics

By |May 30th, 2016|Paralympics|

Today there are precisely 100 days to go until The Paralympic Games open in Rio. We have several major sporting events to get through before September 7: Euro 2016, Wimbledon, Tour de France and the 2016 Olympic Games. However, it is without a doubt the Paralympic Games that will be the sporting event [...]

Two gold and one silver for Daniel Wagner in US Grand Prix event

By |May 18th, 2016|Paralympics|

This weekend, Tempe (Arizona, USA) hosted the 2016 Desert Challenge Games – an international para-athletics event open to male and female athletes with a physical or visual impairment. The Desert Challenge Games are part of the IPC Athletics 2016 Grand Prix series, which features 10 different track and field meetings in five continents between February [...]

Jonas Larsen impresses in the European Championships for para-swimming

By |May 10th, 2016|Paralympics|

The recent week saw the Danish swimmer take to the waters in the European Championships for para-swimming in Funchal, Portugal. The Danish swim team came out with an entire eight medals, which promises well for the Paralympics in Rio in September. Pressalit has kept a particularly close eye on Jonas Larsen (Facebook), who is swimming [...]

Danish parasport heads to Rio 2016 with support from Pressalit

By |May 10th, 2016|Paralympics|

Pressalit has been the main sponsor for the Danish Sports Organisation for the Disabled (DHIF) since 2002. If you have been following us over time, you know that our commitment to parasports intensifies every four years when the Olympic as well as Paralympic Games take place. In 2016, the metropolitan city of Rio [...]