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Lamin Manneh

A former Guardsman in the Army, Lamin is a triple amputee after losing both legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow as a result of an explosion in Afghanistan. This is Lamin’s second Invictus Games after Orlandon 2016. This year, he will be competing in sitting volleyball, rowing and athletics (shot put and discus). He credits sport with helping him with his self-belief and wellbeing as part of his ongoing recovery. “It gives me the ability to focus on my personal strength and my abilities to have peace in myself. The journey give me an opportunity to have a focus and path, which helps my mental health. The Games gives me a sense of belonging to a group which learn from each other. It inspires many other people to have sense of self-belief that nothing is impossible if you commit to it.”