Warrior Games 2019

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Warrior Games 2019 (1.1 mins)

The Australian Defence Force and Veteran’s Sport Australia (VSA) will support a combined team of 24 competitors, comprising of 12 former and 12 current serving military personnel to attend Warrior Games 2019. U.S. Special Operations Command will host the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games from June 21-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida. Approximately 300 wounded, injured and ill serving and former serving military members will participate in the competition. The competition will bring together competitors from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands, and the Danish Armed Forces and the United States (US). The US competitors will represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Competitors will participate in 14 sports including, archery, cycling, time-trial cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, and for the first time in Warrior Games history, golf, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby. The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, injured and ill serving and former serving members and to expose them to adaptive sports. Sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo., the inaugural Warrior Games hosted approximately 200 wounded, injured and ill members. During the following years, the Warrior Games expanded in size and scope. Australia’s involvement in the Warrior Games is part of a broader adaptive sports program in which current and former serving wounded, injured and ill military personnel participate in a variety of competitions in the United States and Canada, as well as the Invictus Games, which will be held in May 2020 in the Hague, Netherlands.

Publish Date 17 Jun 2019
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