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National selection for international Invictus Games 2017 starts in Kyiv

Team Ukraine is preparing for the event in Toronto
12:28, 22 April 2017

Invictus Games Ukraine

On April 22 Ukrainian capital hosts the first National Invictus Games, the nationwide competition for military officers and veterans with disabilities, which they received during the military service. This was reported on the official website.

Today’s event is the final part of the selection of candidates for the national team, which is to represent Ukraine for the first time at international contest in Toronto this autumn.

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for armed services personnel and veterans who were wounded or injured in the line of duty. 114 finalists will compete in the national Invictus Games in these six sports: track and field, indoor rowing, road cycling, powerlifting, swimming, and archery. These will also be the exact disciplines at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

The opening ceremony of the national Invictus Games begins at 9 a.m. at the Atlet Stadium. The competition will take place simultaneously in three locations.

The Invictus Games team invites everyone to support injured warriors, who will represent Ukraine for the first time at the international Invictus Games.

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