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Military athletes from nations around the world participate in the Invictus
Games, an international sporting event for wounded warriors to inspire
recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and
respect for those who serve their countries.
Despite a crash during the road bike circuit race, Army Staff Sgt. Zed Pitts, a heavy equipment operator with the Army Reserve’s 465th Engineering Company in Birmingham, Alabama, finished and the next day took home the silver medal in the men’s 100-meter dash at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. In doing so, he cemented his spot on Team Army for the Defense Department’s 2016 Warrior Games.
As the Florida sun beat down on him, the medically retired infantryman took a deep breath, focused, and threw the shot put, earning a silver medal in his disability category at the Invictus Games. Story
As the crowd goes silent, the soldier steadies her breath, draws her bow, takes aim and releases her arrow, confident of her shot. Story
As the Florida sun beat down mercilessly on the adaptive athletes, medically retired Army Sgt. Aaron Stewart competed in cycling and swimming at the 2016 Invictus Games here not for medals, but for a fellow fallen soldier. Story
Soldier Uses Adaptive Sports to Help Recovery
Celebrities Conclude 2016 Invictus Games
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