HONORING WOUNDED VETS IN THE ULTIMATE DRIVING CHALLENGE
The 2017 Invictus Games were held in Long Island, NY back in September to honor the United States Armed Forces. This international event combined different adaptive sports including rowing, swimming, power lifting, archery, cycling, volleyball, basketball, rugby, track and field and the most exciting of them all, the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.
This international event gave wounded and injured military service members and veterans the chance to experience a new breed of competition as it was tailored to accommodate the wheelchair bound. The support from Jaguar Land Rover for the military is admirable as they brought so many wounded warriors together to share experiences, make memories and have a blast!
The world’s large adaptive sporting event challenged wounded veterans to push their boundaries both physically and mentally as they participated in the games. Competitors from around the world gathered at the starting line of the specially-constructed driving course to compete for the Gold and Silver medals.
The Founder of Jaguar Land Rover, Prince Harry joined the challenge in a Land Rover Defender. Teams from 13 nations competed in both a Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar F-TYPE SVR for the ultimate test of their driving abilities.
The Invictus Games driving challenge included both an agility course and off-road section that tested the team work, strategic and communication skills of teams. The Jaguar F-TYPE was equipped to take on the increasing difficulty of the Jaguar Smart Cones placed throughout the course. The unpredictable track gave competitors a true taste of the unmatched speed and precision of the F-TYPE model.
Not only did Jaguar Land Rover sponsor the event, but they held a celebration to honor the armed forces and over 80 competing athletes from the U.S. alone.
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