It's time for Invictus Games Orlando 2016 being held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Kissimmee Florida. Originally introduced in London in 2014, the Invictus Games is a showcase for wounded warriors. Starting on Friday May 6, 2016 there will be daily activities, festivities and competitions. The Prince Harry-inspired Invictus Games brings athletes from 15 nations competing in 10 events, swimming, archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.
On Friday May 6, 2016, Walt Disney World® Magic Kingdom® Park will play host to a special Invictus Games parade featuring the competitors on their Main Street USA.
The Opening Ceremony to the 2016 Invictus Games will take place Sunday May 8th with breath-taking military performances, stories of courage and musical acts. The Opening Ceremony will include musical performances by British sensation Laura Wright and international star James Blunt and other surprise guests.
On May 12, the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 will wrap up with an unforgettable Closing Ceremony. Four days of extraordinary competition will conclude with musical performances by international popstar Rachel Platten, who will perform the song of the Games and her No. 1 single, "Fight Song." The lineup also includes best-selling country vocal group of the past decade Rascal Flatts, American sensation and former "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips, Florida native and Grammy-nominated hip-hop superstar Flo Rida, "The Voice" Season 9 winner Jordan Smith and the first nationally-recognized wounded warrior band, Vetted. During the ceremony, Prince Harry will recognize competitors for their achievements over the past four days and lead the handover of the Invictus Games flag to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 organizing committee.
Schedule of Events:
|Gold||Luc Rolland Joseph Martin||Canada|
|Women's Lightweight Powerlifting|
|Gold||Sarah Rudder||USA||49 KG|
|Silver||Darleen Brown||Australia||40 KG|
|Bronze||Sarah Claricoates||UK||31 KG|
|Women's Heavyweight Powerlifting|
|Gold||Christine Gauthier||Canada||76 KG|
|Silver||Nerys Peace||UK||73 KG|
|Bronze||Natascha Dupuis||Canada||71 KG|
|Men's Lightweight Powerlifting|
|Gold||Michael Yule||UK||190 KG|
|Silver||Raigo Roots||Estonia||120 KG|
|Bronze||Christopher Collins||Australia||105 KG|
|Men's Heavyweight Powerlifting|
|Gold||Sean Gaffney||UK||171 KG|
|Silver||Ross Austen||UK||150 KG|
|Bronze||Ian Taylor||UK||142 KG|
|Bronze||Charlot Laurent||France||142 KG|
|Gold||USA||(25-21) (25-27) (15-8)|
|Silver||UK||(21-25) (27-25) (8-15)|
Track and Field