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Daniel Spender

Categories: Invictus Games 2017 Athletes

Since losing his legs in 2011, former Army Colour Sergeant Danny Spender has focused his efforts on finding successful employment outside of the military to support his wife and three children. He achieved that goal and now feels the time is right to return to his roots and find a physical challenge to focus on. He will compete in swimming, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball. Danny said: “I was a very competitive and fit individual whilst I was serving, and I miss that competitive spirit and feeling when you push yourself physically to the limits. Competing in the Invictus Games will let me find that drive again and take my recovery to the next level. It’ll mean I can have a second professional career and support my family but I can also find my competitive self again.”

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