German cyclist looks to race with 3D-printed prosthesis in Rio


  • Cycling
  • Thursday, 05 May 2016

German paralympic cycling athlete Denise Schindler poses on her bicycle in Olching near Munich, Germany, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

OLCHING, Germany (Reuters) - German paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler hopes to race with a 3D-printed leg prosthesis in Rio de Janeiro in September.

The rider, who lost the lower part of her leg in an accident when she was two, is promoting the new method of making a sports prosthesis, which advocates say is quicker and cheaper to produce, without the lengthy process of plaster-casting.

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