The US men's and women's goalball teams won medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty Images

Hyperice has been named as the official recovery technology partner of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), USA Goalball and the USA Blind Soccer Developmental Programme for the next two years.

Hyperice, a company which specialises in vibration, percussion and thermal technology to enhance sports recovery, and Normatec’s products will be available for USA Goalball and USA Blind Soccer Para athletes to use to support their training and recovery.

USA Goalball’s training facility is based at the US Olympic and Paralympic training site at the Turnstone Centre in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

USA Blind Soccer is planning to enter a team in the five-a-side sport for the first time at the Paralympics, when the Games are scheduled to take place on home soil at Los Angeles 2028.

Football five-a-side made its Paralympic debut at Athens 2004.

Molly Quinn, the chief executive of USABA, believes that the partnership will provide an extra advantage to the US’ goalball teams.

"The commitment from a world-class brand like Hyperice to support our blind athletes’ recovery and performance in preparation to compete at the highest level is a game-changing difference-maker for a high-performance management organisation like ours," Quinn said.

"This partnership means more than just support for the most decorated national teams in the global sport of goalball.

"Greater access to the full Hyperice and Normatec product portfolio - products the teams have been using for years - directly and critically impacts our athletes’ ability to quickly recover and prepare for their next match."

Shawn Beitelspacher, the vice-president of endurance and specialty retail at Hyperice, added: "We are thrilled about this barrier-breaking, first blind team sports partnership with the USABA.

"We believe all elite athletes, whether competing in such a physically demanding sport like goalball today or pursuing their dreams to represent our country through blind soccer in the future, should be afforded the same opportunities as sighted athletes as they both inspire the next generation to reimagine what’s possible through sport."

The US won silver in the men’s goalball at the Rio 2016 Paralympics and bronze in the women’s competition.

Nine of the athletes from those squads are also set to appear at Tokyo 2020.

The US has three Paralympics golds in goalball, following the men’s triumph at New York City 1984, and the women’s success at the same Games and Beijing 2008.