Netherlands Takes Home First Invictus Medal!
Netherlands Takes Home First Invictus Medal! We initially reported on the event sharing, “LR announced its continued support of the U.S. Armed Forces team as they compete in the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, held September 23-30 with 550 military competitors from 17 nations competing across 12 adaptive sports. If you aren’t familiar with the Invictus Games, the international sporting event is for wounded, ill, and injured service members. The U.S. team is made up of nearly 90 retired or active duty service people who will compete in such events as archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, golf, and the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.”
Prince Harry joined Invictus Game competitors as they competed for the specially constructed Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. A total of 13 teams from various nations tackled the off-road and agility driving challenge, testing their communication, team-work, and strategic skills in two time-trials in a Jaguar F-Type SUV and Land Rover Discovery. Prince Harry awarded the metals to the top finishers which included the Netherlands taking gold, Great Britain winning silver, and Denmark claiming bronze.
“The Invictus Games is a huge help for ex-military who are wounded, injured and sick. They may lose faith in themselves and all motivation, but the Games proves that no matter how many times you get knocked down, you get back up and can even be better than you thought you were. And now we are standing here with the first UK medals at the Invictus Games 2017.” – Gareth Paterson, Competitor for Team Britain who won silver.
“Once again we have watched the sheer dedication and commitment of these competitors in the Driving Challenge. We celebrate each and every one of them and everyone around them who played a part in their journey here today: friends, loved ones, family members, professionals. I know everyone at Jaguar Land Rover wishes each of them the very best of luck for the rest of the Games. Everyone is a winner here in Toronto.” – Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO