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Team Canada brings it to the 2016 Invictus Games

The 2016 Orlando Invictus Games are finally underway and Team Canada is off to a blazing start.

The week’s events kicked off on Monday, May 9 with four major sporting competitions: powerlifting, cycling, rowing and archery. Team Canada managed to take home medals in all the competitions.

The day couldn’t have started off better for Team Canada with competitor Natacha Dupuis winning bronze in the powerlifting competition, the first sporting event of the day. Not long after, teammate Mireille Poulin won gold in the rowing finals and competitor Christine Gauthier won gold in the rowing finals- four-minute heat.

Team Canada seized two more bronze medals in the opening day of Invictus Games 2016. Michael Feuntespina won bronze in the cycling finals while Steve Daniel won silver in the rowing finals.

The day rounded off with Nic Meaner winning silver in recurve bow archery finals.

Team Canada started off to a great start this week and day two of the competitions is shaping up to be another successful day with the team already winning two gold medals in the track and field competitions.

Photo credit: (Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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