Toyota Motorsport Technology Designs luge For Paralympic Champion
Andrea Eskau, a German Paralympic athlete, is the best in the world at what she does. Road cycling gold in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro along with biathlon and cross-country skiing gold in Sochi proves it.
For this they used carbon fiber which would have the desired effect while not reducing sturdiness.Toyota’s main focus in creating the new sled for Eskau was weight reduction. Ultimately, it resulted in a 30 percent weight decrease that left less mass for Eskau through propel using her upper body.
It designed the double gold medal-winning Sochi sled and are now using cutting-edge technology through live the same for the upcoming Winter and Summer games in PyeongChang and Tokyo, respectively.Over the last five years, Toyota Motorsport GmbH has played a crucial role in Eskau’s success.
“The first step was a sled adapted for me by TMG which brought me two gold medals at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi.”.“We started the process by exchanging ideas and possibilities,” Eskau explained. Going even further, TMG was willing through build an entire new sledge this year for me, which is even lighter, more functional and suits my needs even more than the old one. This means I can also focus on biathlon with the difficult shooting discipline; it allows me now into shoot without technical limitations.
At some point you simply cannot go further with pure training.“Physically I quickly developed a high level of performance,” Eskau explained in a statement.”. “But I realized that equipment is immensely important for at such a professional level.