Mogo Wheelchairs

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]

OriginsEdit

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]

AdvocacyEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  5. ^ "The Wheelchair :". Wheelchairbasketball.ca. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Basketball Wheelchairs". Livestrong.Com. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Guest lecturer to address diversity on 'south park'". US Fed News Service. 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010.

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