Ukrainians won two gold medals at the Invictus Games

Oleg Panfilovych

Ukrainians Viktor Lehkodukh and Serhiy Priadka won two gold medals in shot-put at the Invictus Games.

This was announced by the head of the Lviv Oblast Military Administration Maksym Kozytskyi.

He said that Lehkodukh went to defend Ukraine in the first days of Russian aggression in the spring of 2014 and fought in the hottest spots in the East. In August 2014, he received a severe gunshot wound to the spine, followed by a long period of treatment and rehabilitation.

"Sports did not let the spiritual decay. Every day, despite the pain and obstacles, the veteran practiced strength exercises," Kozytskyi said.

Earlier, Lehkodukh became the finisher of the London Marathon. He covered the distance of 42 kilometers in a wheelchair in 5 hours and 51 minutes.

  • Invictus Games are international multidisciplinary competitions for former and current servicemen who have been injured or ill while performing combat missions. The Games were launched in 2014 by British Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Their goal is to support servicemen and veterans on the path to social integration.
  • This year the competition opened with special respect to Ukraine, which was subjected to military aggression by Russia.