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Össur Ambassadors

Össur Ambassadors inspire others with the remarkable lives they lead.
Each one has a unique ability to motivate and influence others and plays an important role in raising public awareness of the true potential of people with limb loss in their community.

Ernst van Dyk

Ernst van Dyk

Wheelchair Marathon

Ernst van Dyk

With a list of achievements as long as the marathons he races in, Ernst van Dyk is a green-and-gold world champion. Congenital birth defects didn’t deter this inspiring athlete, on the contrary, Ernst’s determination has won him the Boston Marathon nine times and in 2006 the prestigious Laureus Award, among many others.

Facts

Nationality

South Africa

Amputation

Double Below Knee

Main Events

Wheelchair Marathon
Tyrone Pillay

Tyrone Pillay

Shot Put

Tyrone Pillay

Tyrone is an aspiring disabled sportsman participating in athletics. Tyrone was born with an abnormality of the left foot which resulted in the need for a prosthetic foot to assist him with walking. Hard work & determination are Tyrone’s core personality traits. He believes that it is these two traits that will help him reach his goal of becoming the best that he can be. "My inspiration stems from the fact that I know that I can make a difference to many people’s lives by showing that there are no obstacles in life & that you can overcome anything if you have the will to succeed".

Facts

Nationality

South Africa

Amputation

Above the Knee

Main Events

Shot Put