The first ever Invictus Games saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations compete across 9 adaptive sports. It is an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball,Sitting volleyball and Indoor rowing.
The games were given the name Invictus after Invictus, the Latin for “Unconquered, Undefeated” the event was inspired by the Warrior Games (a similar event held in the United States). The first Invictus Games took place in 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
We were lucky enough to be involved with this on a more personal level when our archery club hosted two members of the military who needed to learn archery and quickly …and I mean quickly.
Medals to Commemorate the First Invictus Games that took place in London in 2014. Would like to say a huge thank you to our friends who we had the pleasure of meeting because of the games and who gave us this medal.
These are limited edition and we (that’s me and T) feel very honoured to have been given one. So proud of all the people who took part because of who they are and what they stand for (although of course we were a bit biased)….
We will treasure this always.
I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud to watch all those servicemen and women take part and represent people with disabilities taking on the world and living their lives regardless of what life has dealt them…they’re and inspiration.