Meet The UK Invictus Team: Luke Sinnott
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Meet The UK Invictus Team: Luke Sinnott

Meet The UK Invictus Team: Luke Sinnott

With 90 members of the UK Team competing at the third Invictus Games it can be hard to follow everything the team gets up to.

Throughout the Games, we're sitting down with some of the athletes competing to find out what motivates them to push their bodies and minds to the limit and hopefully bring medals back home.

Former Army captain Luke Sinnott was a medallist at the 2016 Invictus Games and has returned to The Invictus Games to compete in athletics and wheelchair tennis.

Luke won the 200m sprint in Toronto - but he says he won't be keeping the medal.

He served with the bomb disposal squad and lost both of his legs when an IED detonated next to him.

His comrade Corporal David Barnsdale was killed in 2010 by an explosive.

Luke wanted to win a medal in the race as a tribute to his friend.

He will hand over the medal to Corporal Barnsdale's family when he returns to the UK.

Luke Sinnott

Luke watched the inaugural Games in 2014 from his hospital bed, following revision surgery on his double above knee amputation.

He competed in 2016 and is hoping to compete at the IPC Athletics World Championships in London this year for the UK in the T42 long jump event.

Luke believes the Invictus Games is vital for the competitors and their families:

“Athletics is a massive part of my life and Invictus is one of the biggest events of the year. It's great for the family to see what all the sacrifice and training is for.

Invictus is all about the team spirit and seeing people grow in confidence and pride within a healthy, competitive environment."

Luke Sinnott

You can keep up with all the latest news on the Toronto Invictus Games 2017 online and on the air.

For more head to our website or watch our coverage on Forces TV. You can also listen to highlights on BFBS Radio stations across the world.

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