The team of the wounded, ill or injured military servicemen is competing in the Invictus Games in The Hague successfully. The Georgian military have already won several medals. Alex Beruashvili took the 1st place in the 1500 m race and became the owner of the gold medal. Another two soldiers Murtaz osepaishvili and Onise Jugeli took the third places in the Land Rover Challenge and won bronze medals.
Minister of Defence of Georgia is in The Hague, who is a fan and supporter of the Georgian military servicemen. In parallel with the Games, Juansher Burchuladze met with the Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry) of the United Kingdom and discussed the possibility of holding a tournament in Georgia in the future.
Duke Harry spoke to the team members of the Georgian Ministry of Defence and listened to their opinions on the impact of the Invictus Games on the rehabilitation process of the wounded soldiers and their motivation.
The Invictus Games have been held in various countries since 2014 under the auspices of the Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry) of the United Kingdom. From April 16 to April 22, 500 wounded servicemen and their families from 20 countries gathered in The Hague to take part in the competition.
The team of the MoD participates in various sports: sitting volleyball, archery, swimming, weightlifting, athletics, wheelchair basketball, rowing on a training device and Land Rover competition. The military servicemen were trained at the Maro Makashvili Rehabilitation Center in Tserovani, at the Tbilisi Parasport Development Center, in the sports and training halls of the Ministry.
The wounded and injured servicemen of the Ministry of Defence participated in sporting events four times with great success.
In 2014, in London, Vice-Colonel Malkhaz Shekelashvili won a bronze medal in archery. In 2016, in the individual competition (jogging) in Orlando, USA, Junior Sergeant Giorgi Bochorishvili won a silver medal, and the sitting volleyball team took third place.
In 2017 and 2018, in Canada and Australia, the sitting volleyball team won gold medals.