Invictus Games: Wounded Georgian servicemen claim sitting volleyball gold medal

  • Prince Harry celebrates with the teams from Georgia, UK and USA after Georgia won an Invictus Games gold medal at sitting volleyball in Toronto. Photo: MOD’s press office.
Agenda.ge, 28 Sep 2017 - 12:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

A team from Georgia, consisting of service members injured during combat or peacekeeping operations, have won the Invictus Games gold medal in sitting volleyball.

In the final, team Georgia took on the team from the United Kingdom and gained victory in a very closely-contested game.

The winners were awarded with medals by Prince Harry.

The Prince joined the team from Georgia for their final warm up ahead of the final too. 

Watch the video bellow from his official Instagram account.

Prince Harry joins the team from Georgia for their final warm up ahead of tonight's #invictusgames sitting volleyball final.

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Invictus Games is an international competition held under the patronage of Prince Harry. The tournament aims to contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation of injured, ill and wounded service members from around the world, with this year's event launched last Saturday in Toronto, Canada.

The Georgian team — featuring 15 athletes — is competing in six disciplines at the event: cycling, swimming, archery, Jaguar Land Rover driving challenge, sitting volleyball and powerlifting.

 

Prince Harry celebrates with the teams from Georgia, UK and USA after an incredible night at the sitting volleyball in Toronto where Georgia completed a dream journey to win an Invictus Games gold medal.

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Georgia is participating in the games for the third time, with service members from the country claiming medals in last year's edition too.

Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the games aim to recognise and support the achievements of service members who have suffered "life-changing injuries, both visible and invisible, while serving their countries".

The competition is streamed live through the official website invictusgames.live.

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