GBR take two Invictus Games archery medals as competition wraps in Sydney.

Jennifer Collins. Photo credit: ITV News

Jennifer Collins took home individual gold and team bronze from the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, part of a nine-strong GBR team.

The 37-year-old former RAF logistics officer topped the recurve open qualification to earn a bye into the semis. She then beat Hannah Marguerite Stolberg (USA) to earn a gold medal match with Australia’s Jocelyn McKinley, which she won 6-4.

Collins also competed in rowing in Sydney (Invictus athletes commonly compete in more than one sport). 

Australia took a clean sweep of the compound titles, helping them to top the archery medal table ahead of Romania and Italy.

The competition featured a novice appearance from Britain’s Paul Guest, who was also competing in multiple sports and made international headlines after an incident during a wheelchair tennis match.

The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans. It was first held in 2014 in London.

This is the fourth outing for the competition, with archery being a key and very public part of every Invictus Games so far. The archery event in Sydney was divided into recurve novice and recurve open categories, with an open compound category and team events for all.  

The next Invictus Games will be held in Rotterdam and The Hague in 2020.

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