Get your pompoms out and your loud racing voices ready: the Invictus Games 2016 are right around the corner!
The previous, and very first, Invictus Games were held in the heart of London in 2014. People from the entire world came to take part in, or support the games. The Invictus Games, founded by no other than Prince Harry, uses the power of sport as recovery to inspire and support wounded, injured and sick service men and women.
In 2014 we saw two of our R2R team mates participating in multiple events and winning gold medals! Daniel ‘Baz’ Whittingham scored gold with Team Great Britain in the ‘Box that Rocks’ in an exciting wheelchair rugby match. He also participated in cycling. Anthony Harris won gold in the sitting volleyball team. Both establishing Race2Recovery’s motto once again, going ‘Beyond Injury’.
This year another R2R team mate will take part in the highly competitive games. One of Race2Recovery’s mechanics, Andrew ‘MadDog’ Bracey, will be part of UK’s armed forces team in the wheelchair racing category. He’ll be competing in the 100m, 200m and 400m. With the backing of our wonderful and loyal R2R supporters, we’ll make sure he can hear our cheers all the way to the USA!
Keep your eyes open for…
Former team mate Gareth Paterson, Vice Captain of UK’s Armed Forces Team. He will be taking part in Archery.
Friend of the Race2Recovery team, Ivan Sears, who will be competing in wheelchair racing and rowing as part of the USA Team.
The Invictus Games 2016 are held in Orlando, Florida (USA) May 8 – 12.
For more information about the Invictus Games in Orlando this year go to www.invictusgames2016.org
Do you want to know more about the original founding of the Invictus Games? Visit www.invictusgamesfoundation.org