Disabled Veterans Show there are No Limits at the Invictus Games
During the opening ceremony, they walk out with pride and smiles from ear to ear. Some are missing legs, and others are missing hands or arms—but it doesn’t matter, because these athletes and their teammates are on the verge of battle.
The Invictus Games enable more than 500 disabled veterans from various branches of the armed forces to compete in a number of sporting events, including track and field, swimming, cycling, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and other events.
The competition is filled with emotion, desire, intensity and glory, all of which you will see in the following pages. But that is not all you will see, because the competition is not confined to the lane lines or the cycling course. Each of these athletes has had to overcome the tremendous emotional challenge of their injuries. On these following pages, you will see the joy in their expressions. You will be inspired and mesmerized, and you will most certainly see that these vets are still heroes.