Invictus Games 2018

Prince Harry receives Invictus Games baby-gro for newborn son Archie
Prince Harry was presented with a baby-gro for his newborn son Archie at an Invictus Games event.

Triple amputee Mark Ormrod to retire an an athlete

John Danks

BBC Spotlight

Plymouth-based triple amputee Mark Ormrod Mark Ormrod has told the BBC he is to retire as an Invictus Games athlete.

He made the announcement moments after winning a bronze in the shot put event earlier - his seventh medal of the games in Sydney.

He said he wants to maintain an association with the sporting event, perhaps playing an ambassadorial role in the future...

Invictus star thanks Beckham for 'morale boost'

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Invictus Games athlete Mark Ormrod has had an "awesome morale visit" from David Beckham.

The triple amputee, from Plymouth, is a former Royal Marines Commando, and won the 2017 Outstanding Athlete award.

His got his injuries on Christmas Eve 2007 while serving in Afghanistan.

Mark has already won several medals in this year's event, including a gold medal in the 50m breaststroke, which he only entered to keep the race from being cancelled.

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In a post on Instagram, he said thank you to the football star for "shining a light on the games" and helping to raise the profile.

Triple amputee wins Invictus gold in breaststroke debut

John Danks

BBC Spotlight

Ormrod on podium
BBC

Plymouth-based triple amputee Mark Ormrod has won gold in the 50m breaststroke at the Invictus Games in Sydney - despite never having done that stroke before.

He only agreed to take part in the race at the last minute to stop it from being cancelled due to just one other person competing.

Ormrod said he had "about three lengths" in the practice pool before jumping into the Olympic pool to "rough it out".

Earlier, he won silver in the 50m freestyle event.