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Prince Harry celebrating with Georgian athletes winning gold at Invictus Games
29 September, 2017
Georgian athletes defeated British in sitting volleyball at the Invictus Games Toronto, Canada, 2017. Georgian team gained gold-medal. The team was undefeated in the tournament, winning every set in their four matches on the road to gold.

Prince Harry awarded the gold medal to the Georgians in a rousing Medal Ceremony at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Georgia won the competition two sets to nil, winning 25–15 and 25–17. The gold adds to the team’s medal collection, having won bronze in
Orlando in 2016.

The video depicts how HRH Prince Harry celebrates with Georgian athletes winning gold at Invictus Games 2017 Toronto.

First ever Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel took place in London in 2014 upon the initiative of HRH Prince Harry.

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The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

Besarion Gudushauri, the captain of Team Georgia, was euphoric, saying “Prince Harry told us we were winners, and the Minister of Defense from Georgia also congratulated us.”

Besarion started playing sitting volleyball only two years ago. He was in the Georgian Army and involved in the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia when he was hit by artillery fire that took his leg off. Most of the players on the team are young, single or double leg amputees, who sustained their injuries during the 2008 war.

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