Team Canada’s Unconquered Spirits Conquer 2016 Invictus Games
Team Canada’s unconquered spirits conquered the various competitions throughout the week at the 2016 Invictus Games. Since Monday, Canada’s Invictus team has racked up 22 medals to bring home.
On Tuesday, Invictus competitors took part in track and field finals and siting volleyball competitions.
Competitor Natacha Dupuis won gold in both the 100m and 200m track and field competitions.
Team Canada competitors Adam Cyr, Sarah Dentry-Travis and Nic Meunier also won the silver medal in recurve novice archery.
Wednesday’s competition’s included swimming finals, wheelchair rugby competitions and wheelchair tennis semifinals.
Team Canada competitor Luc Rolland earned a gold in compound archery while in the swimming competitions Team Canada competitor Mireille Poulin won gold in the 50M freestyle swim finals, gold in the 50M breastwork swim finals and team Christine Gauthier won silver in the 50M backstroke swim finals.
Gauthier has taken the 2016 Invictus Games by storm, receiving Canada’s first gold medal of the 2016 Invictus Games on Monday.
Responding to whether she expected to win any medals Gauthier said, “There is really no way to know. We, of course, all dream of it and hope for it but never could I have known this amazing outcome for us, G0 Team Canada,” said Gauthier in a spotlight on the competitor on the Invictus Website.
Team Canada’s success in Orlando has created a lot of buzz back home, in Canada. Both the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Minister of Defence took to congratulating the Invictus Team.
“Team Canada’s accomplishments at the Invictus Games are an inspiration to all Canadians. Our Invictus athletes are the definition of hard work and determination, and serve as a source of pride for the entire country. Canada is excited to host the 2017 Games and we look forward to welcoming brave women and men from around the world to Toronto next September. Bravo Zulu Team Canada,” said Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan.
Tonight the competitors will gather for the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Invictus Games. Tonight’s ceremony will include performances by Rachel Platten, Flo Rida, former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and Rascal Flatts.
President Barack Obama announced, today, the Presidential Delegation attending tonight’s ceremony that will be led by Dr. Jill Biden.
Coverage of tonight’s closing ceremony begins at 7 p.m. on TSN2.