Mogo Wheelchairs

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Mogo Wheelchairs is an Australian manufacturer of sporting wheelchairs established by Michael Callahan who competed in wheelchair basketball for Australia at the 1984 Summer Paralympics and 1992 Summer Paralympics.[1][2][3][4]

Origins[edit]

Callahan wasn't able to find suitable chairs for competitive wheelchair basketball, and started building his own in the early 1980s.[2][4] In 2000 Callahan reported to Sydney Morning Herald that his company was building 600 to 700 chairs a year at around AUD 2000 per chair, and almost all of Australia's wheelchair basketball team was using his chairs.[2]

Mogo pioneered the inclusion of a fifth wheel that is now standard in wheelchair basketball.[5][6]

Advocacy[edit]

Double amputee, Paralympian and public speaker Matt Glowacki is their advocate in the United States.[7][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NSW Hansard, 12 October 2000, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
  2. ^ a b c Michelle Griffin (31 August 2000). "He got game". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 26. 
  3. ^ "Wheelchair gives Jason an edge:". The Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand. 20 September 2000. p. 23. 
  4. ^ a b c "About Mogo Wheelchairs :: 100% Australian custom made wheelchair". Mogowheelchairs.com.au. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  5. ^ "The Wheelchair :". Wheelchairbasketball.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Basketball Wheelchairs". Livestrong.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  7. ^ "Guest lecturer to address diversity on 'south park'". US Fed News Service. 21 Oct 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. 

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