National Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu welcomed the Invictus Team Romania at the headquarters of the Defence Ministry (MApN) on Tuesday.
He congratulated the athletes and presented excellence diplomas to the archery team, who returned after participating in the Open World Military Archery Competition in France, where six injured Romanian archers of the Steaua Bucharest Sports Club won many medals.
“Colonel Augustin Nicolae Pegulescu won the gold medal in the individual event, the silver medal in the team event and the silver medal in the mixed event, teamed up with an able-bodied soldier; retired Colonel Dorin Petrut got the silver in the individual event and another silver in the team event; Private Claudiu Ionut Butoi won the silver in the team event; Private Catalin Ion Parvu got the silver medal in the mixed event and the bronze medal in the international mixed event (France, Romania, Slovenia); Corporal Eugen Patru captured the gold medal in the individual Olympic archery event and the gold medal in the international mixed event (Greece, Romania, USA). Private Emil Cojocaru finished seventh in the individual event,” says MApN.
At the same time, Tutuianu wished success to all athletes of the Invictus Team Romania who will take part in the Invictus Games Toronto – 2017, September 23-30.
Romania will send 15 athletes, wounded or disabled soldiers as a result of missions in theaters of war or domestic military actions, to compete in seven adaptive sports: archery, athletics, swimming, powerlifting, indoor rowing, cycling and sitting volleyball.
Photo: Petrica Mihalache, www.mapn.ro