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Invictus Games

Invictus Games Summary by Nicki Fairbairn

Pre Opening Ceremony: Friday 19 October 2018 Rowing training was held at the Quay Centre and for our training session we had an honorary coach, Eric Murray, who came in to give us some tips. (I have been scratched from…

Qwik-View: Invictus Athlete Jules Gilligan (Team Kiwi)

The Invictus Games are a paralympic type sporting event that Prince Harry established for wounded, ill or injured service personnel and veterans. Although there are medals available the emphasis is on the rehabilitation journey that the athletes go through to…

Qwik-View: Invictus Athlete Brenda McPeak (Canada)

The Invictus Games are a paralympic type sporting event that Prince Harry established for wounded, ill or injured service personnel and veterans. Although there are medals available, the emphasis is on the rehabilitation journey that the athletes go through to…

Qwik-View: Invictus Athlete Melissa Roberts (Australia)

The Invictus Games are a paralympic type sporting event that Prince Harry established for wounded, ill or injured service personnel and veterans. Although there are medals available the emphasis is on the rehabilitation journey that the athletes go through to…

Invictus Games – Swimming Finals Night

Jules:   As I Ieft the pool yesterday I took a photo that speaks so many words for me. The pool looks huge, there are hundreds of spectators and yes I swam in it. I remember the first training session…

Invictus Games: What A Day For The Swimmers

Jules:   I’m struggling with verbalising today, but will try to get my words together. Today I got to swim as a swimmer competing in an international competition. I couldn’t swim freestyle at all ten months ago. I thought I…

Invictus Games: A Very Busy Couple Of Day’s – Here Is What The Team Has Been Up To

It has been a busy few days and this is a bit of a catch up. It’s closing in on 1am and I haven’t written my section yet but in summary I’ve been really stoked with how everyone has been…

Invictus Games

Invictus Games: Medals Time

Qwik Summary: We have all had a massive day.  No doubt you have seen the news that we won some medals today: Dan got two bronzes, IT7 Men’s 1,500m final & IT7 Men’s 400m final; Glenn & Gibbo got silver…

Invictus Games: Day of Action at the Track and at the Tennis

Jules:   After last night I thought I would be tired, but I was surprised by how much. We did some Haka practice, had breakfast and headed out to catch a bus to support the Athletics. There were a few…

Invictus Games: The Opening Ceremony

Jules:   The first event in the competition started today – the Jaguar and Landrover driving challenge. The buses even got a Police escort.   Pretty cool.

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