Invictus by Numbers

Tuesday 13 November 2018

As Team UK look ahead to the next steps of their recovery journeys, we’ve been putting our maths skills to good use and have been reflecting on some facts and figures from the most recent chapter of the Invictus Games.

Did You Know?

  • 1,189 individuals registered their interest to take part; a 33% increase from 2017.

  • 870 individual attendances at 40 pre-trials training camps; a 21% increase on 2017.

  • 2,700 total training places were requested.

  • 451 applicants applied for trials which took place in Bath in April 2018.

  • 45% at trials were completely new to the process and 74% had never been to a Games (Warrior Games or Invictus Games).

  • 72 Team UK members were selected for Invictus Games Sydney 2018. 64% had never been to a Games and 29% were new to Invictus (not in any team or applied for 2017).

  • 76% of Sydney 2018 Team UK members are male. 24% are female. 18% are still serving.

  • Team UK won 72 medals and recorded an astonishing 138 Personal Bests in Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Archery and Powerlifting.

  • Team UK is the most successful nation in the team sports having never failed to medal in any of the competitions since the start in 2014.

Feeling inspired?

Following the success of Sydney 2018 and previous Games in Toronto, Florida and London, Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion have designed a programme leading up to the next Invictus Games in The Hague in May 2020.

The programme will provide opportunities for wounded, injured or sick individuals to engage with sport at all levels.

This celebration of sport will culminate in a Team UK national Games in Sheffield in July 2019, playing host to the Invictus Games 2020 Trials and a wider recovery experience.

If you or a loved one has been affected by service and want to find out how to join Team UK, CLICK HERE.

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