Photos: Jovan / Hromadske
In Kyiv, 114 athletes competed in six sporting events: track & field, indoor rowing, road cycling, powerlifting, swimming and archery.
The events were held in three locations: Atlet Sports Field, Trukhaniv Island and the Central Sports Stadium.
This is the first time that Ukraine will send a team to the Games. Ukrainian athletes will compete with other military teams from Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, USA, Jordan, Iraq, Romania and the UK.
More than 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded since Russia invaded the Donbas Region in Eastern Ukraine (April 6, 2014).
Today, the rehabilitation and integration of disabled and seriously injured soldiers are pressing social issues. The Invictius Games challenge the social stereotypes of war veterans with disabilities.
The Ukrainian team consists of 30 athletes (one woman). 15 will be active participants, and 15 will be in the reserve team:
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