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UK's Invictus Games athletes take home 131 medals

And 10 of them were won by RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiaries – well done Stuart Robinson, Andy Phillips, Mike Goody, Joanna Martin, and Luke Wigman!

Mike Goody 100m free gold w Luke Reeson, l, Nathan Jones, r,.jpgThe UK sweeps the board in the 100m freestyle final, silver Luke Reeson, gold Mike Goody and bronze Nathan Jones

The UK's team of 110 athletes have celebrated a second successful Invictus Games as the competition came to a close in Florida last night. Among those celebrating are five athletes who have been supported on their journey to recovery through sport by the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Joanna Martin was taking part in her first Invictus Games and won a silver in the two minute rowing time trial. She also competed in the handbike time trial, the four minute rowing time trial, and two discus events.

Mike Goody followed up his five Invictus Games swimming medals won at the inaugural event in London in 2014 by winning five more! This time he took home gold in the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and the 4x50m freestyle final. He also added bronze in the 50m breaststroke to his tally.

Runner Luke Wigman "couldn't have hoped for more" as he defended his 1500m title emphatically, with another gold-medal winning performance and in a personal best time. He also took home bronze in the 400m dash.

Andy Phillips competed as part of the archery team for the second time, having won gold in London two years ago. This year he was awarded bronze as part of the open compound archery team. Thanking his supporters on Twitter, Andy said: "Two Invictus Games and a medal from each, both mean so much."

Wheelchair Rugby team captain Stuart Robinson described a "rollercoaster" finals day with his team losing in the semi-final to Denmark but winning against New Zealand and taking home the bronze medal.

 

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