Sitting Volleyball Final
Invictus Games

Sitting Volleyball Silver For Team UK Against Georgia

It is the second successive year Team UK has lost to Georgia in the final.

Sitting Volleyball Final

Team UK has lost the final of the sitting volleyball to Georgia in two straight sets.

The team beat Poland earlier in the day with a strong two-set win to make it through to the final against the Georgians.

The final was a rematch of the Toronto 2017 final, with history repeating itself as Team UK lost out again.

Richard Osborne is the Team UK coach this year, however last year it was the Georgian team he led to victory.

Team UK excelled at the rowing event. 

He began coaching the team when they were "beginners", helping them to bronze in Orlando in 2016, and then the gold the following year.

Forces News spoke to the coach ahead of last year's Invictus Games about his training methods that led to Georgia's success.

Powerlifting Success For Team UK

There was also a bronze medal for Team UK in the powerlifting with Johnny Mitchell defying all odds.

Johnny Mitchell Wins Bronze

'Mitch' was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer over five years ago and dropped down to seven stone.

However, he fought against his eight per cent chance of survival and lifted 162kg in the Men’s Mid Weight Powerlifting to win the bronze medal for Team GB.

Tomorrow the competitors will be heading to the Aquatic Centre as the swimming finals take place.

The Team UK Medal Tally:

  • 12 Gold
  • 7 Silver
  • 5 Bronze

Total: 24 medals

Keep up to date with the 2018 Invictus Games here.