Prince Harry Presents First Gold Medal of the 2017 Invictus Games



The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark take gold, silver and bronze in Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge event in Toronto


Toronto, Canada, 23 September 2017: Invictus Games Toronto 2017 competitors from The Netherlands and U.K. were greeted by Founder and Patron Prince Harry as they contended for Gold and Silver medals at the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. The Prince joined the finalists at the specially-constructed driving course as they competed for the first medals of the Games in Canada. 

Prince Harry awarded medals to the top finishers, with the team from Netherlands taking gold, Great Britain finishing second, and Denmark claiming bronze. 

Invictus Games Toronto 2017 competitors from Germany were also greeted by Prince Harry who joined them on the course.

Prince Harry also drove with 5-year-old Daimy Gommers, the daughter of Dutch Invictus Competitor Paul Gommers at the Driving Challenge in a miniature Land Rover Defender. 

Teams from 13 nations tackled the off-road and agility driving challenge, which tested their communication, team-work and strategic skills in two time-trials in both a Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. 

The Jaguar F-TYPE guarantees speed and handling precision for the tough slalom challenge course featuring ’Jaguar Smart Cones’ to create an unpredictable, constantly-changing track layout to increase driver difficulty.

The Land Rover Discovery is also used on a daunting urban off-road driving course with tracks designed to test both driving and navigational skills.

Billed as the world biggest international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 presented by Jaguar Land Rover includes archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and, for 2017, golf.

The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge is the first medal opportunity of the Invictus Games before the opening ceremony on 23 September. 

Jaguar Land Rover has also recently announced its continued support as Presenting Partner of Invictus Games Sydney 2018. 

 

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