Allianz welcomes home Paralympian brand ambassadors from Tokyo 2020

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September 20th, 2021


Ellen Keane, Irish Paralympic Swimmer

Ellen returned from Tokyo with her 1st gold medal after her remarkable performance in the women’s 100m breaststroke final.


An Allianz Paralympic brand ambassador since 2017, Ellen already had one Paralympic medal under her belt having taken home bronze in the 100m breaststroke in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Ellen was Ireland’s youngest ever athlete when she swam in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Jason Smyth, Irish Paralympic Sprint Runner  

Jason secured his 6th Paralympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after an outstanding performance in the 100 T13 Final.


We have been lucky enough to have been able to support Jason since 2016 in what has been a glistening career to date. With six Paralympic gold medals to his name, Jason has achieved the top podium position at Beijing 2008, London 2012, the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games and now Tokyo 2020.

Michael McKillop, Irish Paralympic Middle Distance Runner

While things did not go his way in Tokyo, Michael has had an incredible career to date which we have been proud to support since 2017. Having won four Paralympic gold medals across Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janerio 2016, Michael is well recognised as one of the greatest Paralympians of all time by the public and his peers. Michael has shown an extraordinary amount of courage in the months leading up to Tokyo 2020 and has been an exemplary representative for Ireland on the international athletics scene.


Earlier this year we were delighted to announce that Allianz were getting behind the Olympic and Paralympic Movement as the Worldwide Insurance Partner from 2021 until 2028. Through this partnership, Allianz will work with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee to propose tailored insurance solutions that support the Olympic and Paralympic Games, sport fans, national teams and athletes.