Duke and Duchess of Sussex Award First Medals of The Invictus Games The Hague
Saturday 16 April 2022, The Hague, Netherlands – Invictus Games competitors were greeted by the Duke of Sussex as they competed for the first medals of the event at the Land Rover Driving Challenge.
The French team took gold in the first medal event in which sixteen nations went head to head in a test of driving, navigation skills and teamwork.
Competitors tackled tough terrain on a specially built off-road course with water obstacles, a rock crawl and steep inclines.
The Duke awarded medals to the top finishers, with the team from France taking gold, Romania finishing second, and Georgia claiming bronze.
The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 presented by Jaguar Land Rover is a multi-national adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, and includes archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
Laura Wood, Head of Global PR Brand and Partnerships, Land Rover, said:
“The long-awaited Games began in true Invictus style today – with passion, team work and sheer dedication. The commitment shown from every competitor was unprecedented. We celebrate each one of them and all those who played a part in their journey here today. I know everyone at Jaguar Land Rover wishes each of them the very best of luck for the rest of the Games.”
The Land Rover Driving Challenge is the first medal opportunity of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 preceding the opening ceremony on 16 April.