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The 2018 Invictus Games wrap up in Sydney

1 November 2018

The servicemen and women of the world received a thank you and congratulations at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games. The farewell was a spectacular event for all 500 competitors and their families to celebrate a successful week in Sydney.

The inspiring stories, true determination, strength and mate-ship amongst all competitors was the real awards for the games, the placings were an added bonus for the unconquered.

Australia’s sporting greats, Anna Meares, Ian Thorpe and Stephen Moore were on hand to present a well-deserved commemorative medal to every veteran as they proudly entered the stadium on the closing night.

Special accolades were presented to the Games’ most outstanding competitors with one of the presenters being QAS supported, Paralympic gold medallist and former Invictus Games competitor, Curtis McGrath OAM. A proud moment for Curtis we are sure. It was also great to see and hear Curtis throughout the Games, commentating and interviewing team members in his role as an IG2018 Ambassador.

Our Queensland servicemen and women produced some tremendous performances and success throughout the Invictus Games and together, Team Australia showed their unconquered spirit across all sports.

Seeing the athletes and supporters celebrating their achievements together at the closing ceremony was uplifting and closed out and amazing week of competition.

The Invictus Games is about so much more than a medal tally. Sport can and has had a very positive impact on the recovery and rehabilitation of the wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women of the world.

We congratulate the men and women of the Australian Invictus Games team for their amazing show of sportsmanship and for their achievements on and off the field in Sydney last week.

The Invictus flag has been passed on to Netherlands who will be the host in 2020.

Entries and results of the 2018 Invictus Games.

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1 November 2018