Competitors

Who would you like to see?
By National Team
By Sport
By Name
Sort results by
  • Andrew Bennett
    Andrew Bennett
    Army / Serving
    Sport
    Archery
    National Team
    UK

    Andrew Bennett suffered a number of injuries including hearing loss in both ears, the need for ear reconstruction and PTSD. He has since used the power of sport to help build his recovery process and is proud to be representing the British Armed Forces in Archery.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • Paul Bennett
    Paul Bennett
    Army / Veteran
    Sport
    Archery
    National Team
    UK

    Paul Bennett injured his spine while serving with the Army. Since his recovery, the power of sport has played a key role in giving Bennett a new focus. He is proud to be representing the British Armed Forces in Archery.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • Andreas Berndt
    Andreas Berndt
    Corporal,
    Airforce
    Sports
    Road Cycling, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball
    National Team
    Germany

    In 2009 Andreas Berndt was involved in a truck accident, which left him with severe damages to his abdomen. During his recovery, sport played an integral part; “Sport means more muscles, more self-confidence and less pain.” He will be competing in Road Cycling, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball during the Games.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • Renée Bertrand
    Renée Bertrand
    Sergeant,
    Army / Serving
    Sport
    Swimming
    National Team
    Canada

    A Sergeant serving with the 5th Field Ambulance, Renée Bertrand was injured during a regional Badminton competition. Leaving her with a lack of mobility when walking and running. The “Soldiering On” programme facilitated her return to an active lifestyle and helped her overcome daily struggles. She will be competing in the Swimming event.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x1
    Bronze
    x0
  • Bill Blaikie
    Bill Blaikie
    Lieutenant Colonel,
    Army Veteran
    Sports
    Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby
    National Team
    New Zealand

    Bill Blaikie served in the Intelligence Corps for 22 years, before being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2012 after serving as the Deputy Director of Intelligence for Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan. Through his recovery Bill has rediscovered sport and is representing New Zealand in a number of sports at the Invictus Games.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • Leigh Bland
    Leigh Bland
    RAF / Serving
    Sport
    Archery
    National Team
    UK

    Leigh Bland had to have his leg amputated below the knee on his right leg. This was the result of an injury he suffered during his time with the RAF. Since then, he has used the power of sport to help his rehabilitation and will be representing the British Armed Forces in Archery.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • Josh Boggi
    Josh Boggi
    Army / Veteran
    Sport
    Road Cycling
    National Team
    UK

    In December 2010 Josh Boggi was severely injured by an IED blast, resulting in a broken back and loss of both legs. His right arm was later amputated due to the damage. After an intensive recovery program, Josh took up hand cycling and in May 2013 cycled 420 miles from Paris to London. In December 2013 he was awarded the Sun Overcoming Adversity Military Award. Boggi will be representing the British Armed Forces team in Hand Cycling.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x1
  • Stephane Boissinot
    Stephane Boissinot
    Marine
    Sports
    Athletics, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting
    National Team
    France

     

    Stephane Boissinot was serving in the Marine Troops when he was injured by a bombshell in Afghanistan. He will be competing in Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting and Athletics. Other sporting achievements include: Wounded military sports event in Bourges 2013, Sports Sea wounded 2013, Marines Corps Trials 2014 (bronze in 100 m and silver in 4×400 m relay).

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x3
    Bronze
    x1
  • Lakin Booker
    Lakin Booker
    Sergeant,
    Marine
    Sports
    Archery, Indoor Rowing, Road Cycling
    National Team
    USA

    Sgt. Booker deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as part of the Female Engagement Team, and was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device. This resulted in Sgt. Booker suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury, migraines, nerve damage in lower back, and back pain. She is looking forward to the Games because it “means to never give up and no matter what the battle you face; it can be defeated by your friends and people you trust. People who have gone through the same thing as you always can use help too and by being there for each other in an event brings us together and reminds us that there is always hope and to never give up.” She will be competing in Cycling, Archery, and Indoor Rowing.

    Gold
    x1
    Silver
    x2
    Bronze
    x0
  • Cowan Botha
    Cowan Botha
    Army / Serving
    Sports
    Indoor Rowing, Swimming
    National Team
    UK

    Cowan Botha was injured during his service with the Army. He has since taken up a number of sports to help with his rehabilitation. He is proud to be representing the British Armed Forces team in Indoor Rowing and Swimming.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x1
    Bronze
    x2
  • Jason Bourke
    Jason Bourke
    Corporal,
    Army - Paratrooper Battalion
    Sports
    Archery, Road Cycling, Swimming
    National Team
    Germany

    Jason Bourke was injured by an improvised explosive device whilst serving in Afghanistan, which resulted in damages to his feet. In regards to the Invictus Games he says, “I´m doing this training to prove myself that I am still able to be successful after my mission in Afghanistan.” He will be competing for Gold in Archery, Cycling, Swimming.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • Dean Bousfield
    Dean Bousfield
    Lance Corporal,
    Army / Veteran
    Sport
    Athletics
    National Team
    UK

    In 2010 Dean Bousfield was shot in the head by a sniper during a routine parol in Afghanistan. The bullet went straight through his helmet passing through the brain exiting above his right ear. Waking up 4 weeks later, Bousfield was paralysed and Doctors told him he would never walk again. Since being medically discharged, he has pushed himself to the limits competing professionally for Doncaster Athletics, leading Bousfield to be selected for the British Armed Forces Athletics team.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x0
  • W.A. Bonaventura Bove
    W.A. Bonaventura Bove
    Sports
    Indoor Rowing, Swimming
    National Team
    Italy

    W.A. Bonaventura Bove is a one leg amputee, still serving in Carabinieri Force. He will be competing in Rowing, and Swimming.

    Gold
    x0
    Silver
    x0
    Bronze
    x1