21 Mar 2018 - 11:11
Wounded Georgian soldiers have won seven medals at the Marine Corps Trials competition in North Carolina, United States (US).
Aluda Seturidze and Davit Noreshelashvili received gold in the hand-cycling competition, Jimsher Chkhenkeli received silver, while Alika Gitolendia received bronze.
Three other wounded Georgian soldiers won three silver medals in rowing simulation.
Georgian Defence Ministry congratulated the soldiers on their victory.
Georgian wounded soldiers win 7 medals in Marine Corps Trials competition, North Caroline, You are INVICTUS & we are proud of you! Thank you @USMC for an important & successful #MCTrialspic.twitter.com/GV3pzo9lNl— MOD Georgia (@ModGovGe) March 20, 2018
The Marine Corps Trials is a paralympic-style adaptive sports event hosted by the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.
It promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sport participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members (RSMs) and veterans.
The special adaptive sporting event that started last week at the Camp Lejeune is being held for the first time.