Invictus Games: Georgian service members advance to semifinal

Members of the Georgian team carry their flag at the opening ceremony last weekend. Photo: Invictus Games., 22 Oct 2018 - 17:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

A team of Georgia’s wounded and injured service members is in the semifinal of the international Invictus Games after defeating Germany on Monday.

The Georgian sitting volleyball team came out on top against their counterparts with a score 2-0 in the quarterfinal in Sydney, to book a place among the top four nations.

After taking the first set of the match 21-10, the group also claimed the second with a score 21-11, sealing the win.

See highlights from Georgia's match against the German sitting volleyball team:


Before the Last 16 victory, the six service members from Georgia also recorded a 2-0 win against Romania earlier today.

The group will now prepare to face Estonia in semifinal on Tuesday.

Held in the Austrialian city, Invictus Games is marking its fourth edition between October 20-27, with the slogan Game on Down Under.

Participating teams attending the opening ceremony, where Duke of Sussex delivered his address. Photo: Invictus Games.

Organised under the patronage of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the tournament involves 500 competitors from 18 countries,

The participants engage in a range of sporting disciplines to celebrate the physical and mental resilience of troops who sustained injuries during their service.

Featuring 15 athletes, the Georgian team is taking part in the games for the fourth time, with support from the Ministry of Defence of Georgia.

They are taking part in seven sporting disciplines including archery, rallying and swimming.