Last day for local Invictus competitors Jamie and Luke
TWO Northern Rivers veterans are battling it out in Orlando, Florida, for the final day of the 2016 Invictus Games.
Set up by Prince Harry in 2014 for wounded and ill returned defence personnel, the games aim to use sport to inspire recovery, support and rehabilitation and promote a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.
Ballina veteran Jamie Tanner is competing in four swimming events, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and cycling.
And Lismore’s Luke Clibborn is taking a shot in archery, cycling, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.
The Invictus Games founder himself, Prince Harry, has been eagerly watching the games and charming the athletes.
Mr Tanner managed to get a few pics with the Prince in between competitions.
Mr Clibborn was snapped having a chat with the Australian ex-treasurer Joe Hockey who hosted a reception for the Invictus competitors.
He presented each athlete with a coin and congratulated them on their achievements in the games so far.
Invictus features ten events including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
Each competition is taking place at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
On Monday, Ian Thorpe surprised the Australian Invictus swimmers when he visited the pool to chat about preparations with the team.
George W Bush officially launched the games at the opening ceremony with singer James Blunt providing the entertainment for the evening.
Athletes arrived on May 4, with the first events kicking off on Friday.
Today will be the wheelchair tennis and basketball finals before the closing ceremony in the evening.