Orlando, FL. -- The US Wheelchair Rugby team completely dominated the Invictus Games, taking home the gold medal on Wednesday night. They handed Denmark their silver medal with a 28-19 victory. The US team also brutally defeated Australia in the semis with a Invictus Games scoring record of 36-15. Some video footage of the final against Denmark is below. You can see how the US team makes scoring seem effortless.
It's good to see that even celebrities got involved in the Invictus Games. John Cena was one of the couches for the wheelchair rugby team, sponsored by Land Rover and Jaguar. Derek Hough was also there to lend a hand. Even Vice President Joe Biden and of course Prince Harry, the founder of the Invictus Games, were apart of the event. Prince Harry presented the UK players with their silver medals, and also greeted the third place team Denmark and the US winners.
THE INVICTUS STORY - Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Servicemen and women suffer life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, whilst serving their country. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries?
How can they be recognized for their achievements and not given sympathy? Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013 he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel. And the Invictus Games were created.