News & Press Releases

Oct. 03, 2010
Alexandre Taniguchi Wins the Coloplast Unique Potentials Competition

When the Brazilian wheelchair rugby team embarked on a 700-kilometer road trip to their first tournament, they did so without some very important cargo: their every-day wheelchairs. The wheelchairs didn’t fit in their minivan, so they left them behind. And while their opponents strapped into custom-made wheelchair rugby chairs, the Brazilian team made do with borrowed wheelchair basketball chairs. But Team Brazil had one very important asset: their young leader, 24-year-old Alexandre Taniguchi.