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Sean Wiseman

Categories: Invictus Games 2020 Athletes

Sean Wiseman joined the army just before he turned 18 but weeks after his 2 Scots battalion arrived in Helmand in 2010, he was blown up on foot patrol by an IED.

Doctors gave him the agonising choice of losing his right leg or years of work to rebuild his limb — and he picked amputation.

After a gruelling fightback, the Royal Highland Fusilier is determined to continue not only his career but also taking part actively in competitive sport.

“I intend to keep on doing sports as I am still serving and trying to compete with members in the battalion in physical training. I also like to keep up rowing, and hopefully become better at it, so that one day I can compete with able bodied people and prove a point to myself and other injured personal that we are more than just injured - we are just as capable.”

Representing Team UK at the forthcoming Invictus Games The Hague 2022 will be a significant step in the 29 year-old’s, already remarkable recovery journey ”It will help me manage my post-traumatic stress disorder and it will give me more confidence to attempt more sports so I believe in myself more.”

“Over the past two years my training has been on and off due to the pandemic and work commitments. My battalion did a charity watt bike challenge and I achieved my fastest. I was a finalist in Scotland’s Champions awards and I was promoted."