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All at The Royal Marines Charity would like to congratulate Mark Ormrod on picking up 2 silver medals at the 2017 Invictus Games, held in Toronto.
Competing at his first Invictus games, 10 years on from becoming a triple amputee, Mark has collected two silver medals in the Men’s Indoor Rowing. Mark’s first medal came in the Men’s IR1 Four Minute Endurance Final, followed by another silver just two hours later in the Men’s IR1 One Minute Sprint Final.
Mark was presented with his medals in a ceremony later that night by HRH Prince Harry, creator of the games. He was then joined on stage by his family, who have flown out to Canada to support him in his hoofing efforts!
Prince Harry first met Mark in 2008 in Headley Court and tonight had the honour of awarding him a silver Invictus Games medal. pic.twitter.com/xbzKf6SW9h— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 27, 2017
This year’s games are being held in Toronto, Canada. The games are a Para-sport event, for wounded injured or sick armed services personnel & their associated veterans. Other Bootneck’s joining Mark in the United Kingdom team are Sgt Dave Watts, Ian Ronald and Mark Bowra MBE, with JJ Chalmers presenting BBC coverage of the games.
The Royal Marines Charity, in conjunction with SSAFA & Help for Heroes, have joined together to fund some of the equipment Mark has used during the games. Furthermore, as well as being a beneficiary of The Royal Marines Charity, Mark works closely with the RMA, in his role as their Assistant Ops Manager.
If you’re not familiar with Mark’s story, view the video below.