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  • Salami Abdou
    Salami Abdou
    Army
    Sports
    Archery, Athletics, Indoor Rowing
    National Team
    France

    Salami Abdou was injured by an improvised explosive device while serving in the French Armed Forces. “It’s important because I represent my regiment and Army. It’s a great honour to participate at this competition. Futhermore, it will be a time of sharing with the other wounded.” Abdou says when referring to the Games. He will be competing in Indoor Rowing, Archery and Athletics.

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  • Nasrullah Abdullah
    Nasrullah Abdullah
     
    National Team
    Afghanistan

    Lieutenant Colonel Nasrullah Abdullah suffered an injury to his right leg 10 years ago and is still serving in the Army. He is looking forward to meeting other injured soldiers and sharing experiences. Nasrullah hopes to perform well in the Games and bring pride to his fellow soldiers and home country.

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  • Jonathan Adviento
    Jonathan Adviento
    Eletrician's Mate 2nd Class,
    Navy/Active
    Sports
    Archery, Road Cycling, Sitting Volleyball
    National Team
    USA

     

    An Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class, Jonathan Adviento served in the US Navy since April 2010. He was posted aboard the USS Henry M. Jackson, a ballistic submarine. Adviento  sustained a severe arm injury when his rifle accidentally discharged. He is currently pursuing an internship through Operation Warfighter, a homeland security program designed to help wounded veterans find a job suited for their expertise and experience. He will be competing in Archery, Cycling and Sitting Volleyball.

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  • Chris Aguilera
    Chris Aguilera
    Master Sergeant,
    Air Force/Active
    Sports
    Athletics, Powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball
    National Team
    USA

     

    Chris Aguilera served in the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force base, which is tasked with overseeing that the daily life on the base runs smoothly. In 2010 Chris was injured in combat. He feels unbelievably honoured to represent the United States at the Invictus Games in Athletics.

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  • Alain Akakpo
    Alain Akakpo
    Army
    Sports
    Archery, Athletics
    National Team
    France

     

    Alain Akakpo had his right arm amputated after an injury during service with the army. He is looking forward to the Games because it shows “Military values through sport. The public need to know about wounded servicemen.” Akakpo will be competing in Athletics and Archery.

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  • Alessandro Albamonte
    Alessandro Albamonte
    Colonel,
    Paratroopers
    Sport
    Indoor Rowing
    National Team
    Italy

    Colonel Alessandro Albamonte served in the Paratroopers regiment, and was a victim of a terrorist attack in Italy. This resulted in Albamonte aquiring visual sensory disabilities. He is very excited to be representing Italy in the Indoor Rowing.

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  • Abdul Ali
    Abdul Ali
    Captain
     
    National Team
    Afghanistan

    Captain Abdul Ali was injured in action, which resulted in a leg amputation. He is very happy to participate in the Invictus Games and wishes to demonstrate his sporting ability. Ali has also stated, he is looking forward to meeting other injured servicemen and woman from various nations.

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  • Hannah Amigh
    Hannah Amigh
    Navy
    Sports
    Indoor Rowing, Swimming
    National Team
    Australia

    Hannah Amigh served as an Advanced Medical Assistant to the Navy from 2006-20014. Now she is looking forward to competing in Swimming and Indoor Rowing. Amigh has stated “I believe games like this are needed in today’s society to encourage those who have been injured during their service, to know they are not alone and their injury/injuries do not have to defined them, and with physical fitness you can not only improve your body but also the mind”.

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  • Jonas Hjorth Andersen
    Jonas Hjorth Andersen
    Sergeant,
    Army / Veteran
    Sports
    Road Cycling, Swimming
    National Team
    Denmark

    Jonas Hjorth Andersen suffers from PTSD and severe depression. The power of sport has helped Andersen cope with anxiety, he uses it as a release and a platform to set new goals. Andersen is proud to be representing Denmark in Cycling and Swimming.

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  • Angelo Anderson
    Angelo Anderson
    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class,
    Navy/Active
    Sports
    Athletics, Road Cycling, Wheelchair Rugby
    National Team
    USA

     

    Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, Angelo Anderson, has always been interested in a medical career. In 2007 he joined the Navy to be a field medical Corpsman, and served in Afghanistan with the US Marines. He was subsequently injured during a fire fight, sustaining gunshot wounds to his right arm and thigh. Using his medial knowledge, Anderson talked his comrades through the care he needed after being shot,  whilst waiting to be evacuated. He will be competing in Cycling, Athletics and Wheelchair Rugby.

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  • Charles Anderson
    Charles Anderson
    Sergeant,
    Marine
    Sports
    Archery, Indoor Rowing, Road Cycling
    National Team
    USA

     

    Charles Anderson joined the United States Marine Corps in June 2007. He was deployed to Iraq in July 2009 and Afghanistan in July 2011, but was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a Traumatic Brain Injury, Degenerative Disc Disease and joint pain.  Anderson said: “To me the Invictus Games mean the chance to have so many countries’ wounded, ill, or injured service member’s come together and share a once and a lifetime experience.” He will be competing in Road Cycling, Archery, and Indoor Rowing.

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  • Sarah Archibald
    Sarah Archibald
    Army
    Sport
    Road Cycling
    National Team
    Australia

    While serving in the Australian Defence Force Sarah Archibald was injured, causing her to develop a degenerative condition in her left knee. She will look forward to competing in the JLR Driving Challenge and Cycling.

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  • Steven Arnold
    Steven Arnold
    Former Royal Engineer,
    Army / Veteran
    Sport
    Road Cycling
    National Team
    UK

    Steve Arnold lost both legs above the knee after stepping on an IED while leading a search team in 2011. Only a couple of months later, Arnold had taken up handcycling through the Help For Heroes Sports Recovery Program, and since then has been selected by the British Cycling Development Team to race on national and European circuits. Arnold will be representing the British Armed Forces in Cycling.

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