Team Romania had a surprise guest at the Invictus Paralympic Games: Prince Harry came to meet with Romanian #Invictus participants and to wish them good luck.
“Let’s start with the initiator of these Games, himself a veteran of the Afghanistan war. Prince Harry talked with our injured fighters and Invictus volunteers. He surprised us by saying he knows about our actions of support in the past 3 years,” reads a message posted on Saturday on Invictus Romania’s Facebook page.
Romania’s team is made up of 15 servicemen injured in the theatres of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Invictus Team Romania will compete in six individual sports disciplines, as follows: archery, athletics, indoor canoeing on simulator, weightlifting, cycling and swimming, and as a team sport, volleyball from a sitting position.
During the seven days of the competition, Romania’s Invictus Team members will participate in over 30 sports events. They will be accompanied by their coaches from the Steaua Bucharest Army Sports Club, by family members, Romanian friends and supporters in Canada.
MoD leadership, by the side of Romania’s team at official opening of Invictus Paralympic Games
National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor and Chief of the General Staff Nicolae Ciuca participated on Saturday in Toronto, Canada in the opening ceremony of the Invictus Paralympic Games.
According to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) press release, Mihai Fifor and Nicolae Ciuca, travelled on Saturday to Toronto, to accompany the 15 injured servicemen of the Invictus Team Romania, at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games.
The Romanian officials will also attend the training and the first sports events in which the servicemen will participate.
In his turn, Chief of the General Staff Ciuca will participate in the conference of the defence heads of the nations participating in the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games. The main topic on the meeting’s agenda will revolve around servicemen wounded or disabled in domestic military exercises or missions in theatres of operation.