Countdown to Toronto: First Invictus Games Medals to Be Awarded on Saturday 23rd September
20.09.2017

Countdown to Toronto: First Invictus Games Medals to Be Awarded on Saturday 23rd September

This Saturday will see teams from 12 countries compete for the first medals of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.

Pairs of drivers from each nation are expected to tackle the off-road and agility driving challenge, which will test their communication, team-work and strategic skills in two time-trials in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge event, which kicks off the 2017 Games.

Competing for gold will be competitors from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, UK, USA

Broadcast quality footage of the first medal awarding event and featuring interviews with all competing countries will be available to download on Saturday 23rd September (approx 2300 GMT) via www.digitalnewsagency.com

The Invictus Games are the brainchild of Prince Harry was driven to create an expanded international event following his inspirational visit to the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013. There, he saw how the power of sport could help wounded warriors physically, psychologically and socially.

Billed as the world’s biggest international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, the 2017 Invictus Games events include archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis,  and, for 2017, golf. 

The word Invictus is Latin for unconquered. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and ill service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post-injury.

This year’s Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada run from 23 – 30 September.

For further information: Holly Flaum | +44 (0)7535 704 657