Sir Ben Ainslie welcomes members of the Invictus UK Team to the Land Rover Ben Ainsle Racing Portsmouth base for a combined training session.
19.04.2016

Sir Ben Ainslie welcomes members of the Invictus UK Team to the Land Rover Ben Ainsle Racing Portsmouth base for a combined training session.

Land Rover BAR hosted members of the UK Team preparing to compete at Invictus Games Orlando 2016, as both teams gear up to chase glory in America on the same weekend next month.

UK Team powerlifters Lucinda Allaway and Vicky Parrett, cyclist Andrew Kelsey and swimmer Zoe Williams, joined Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Williams, Sir Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR sailing team to focus on strength and power at the Portsmouth base. Both teams shared techniques in the gym and discussed tactics, motivation and mental preparation to succeed at top level sport.

More than 180 wounded injured and sick military personnel and veterans trialled 10 sports for one of the 110 places available in the UK Team. The rigorous selection process was based on the benefit the Invictus Games will give an individual as part of their recovery, combined with performance and commitment to training.