Australia Awarded First Gold Medals of the Invictus Games
09.09.2014

Australia Awarded First Gold Medals of the Invictus Games

  • Australia claim gold in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, part of the Invictus Games

  • Prince Harry presents winning medals at the Jaguar Land Rover Design and Engineering Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire

  • Opening Ceremony takes place tomorrow for the Invictus Games, the new international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel

  • Jaguar Land Rover is Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games and is committed to exploring ways to enhance the valuable role of veterans as skilled employees, to create a lasting legacy for the Games
Two Australians made history today as they were awarded the first gold medals of the Invictus Games by Prince Harry.

The Australia team, made up of Matthew Taxis and Sarah Archibald, took gold in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, which saw 11 nations compete in two stages designed to test the competitors’ driving and navigation skills.

Teams, made up of a driver and navigator, completed an all-terrain stage in a Land Rover Discovery and a tarmac track stage in a Jaguar F-TYPE, with a series of gates required to be correctly negotiated in order.

With the four quickest teams qualifying for this afternoon’s final, it was Australia who came out on top, finishing ahead of silver medalists Germany and the Netherlands, who took bronze.

-ENDS-


B-ROLL FOOTAGE: B-Roll footage will be fed out via APTN global video newswire (GVW) and BT Tower on Wednesday 10th September, 2014. Content will be available to download shortly after the first feed.

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APTN GVW FEEDS
Date: Wednesday 10th September
Time: 07:00-07:15 GMT (08:00 to 08:15 BST) – Refeed

BT TOWER FEEDS
Date: Wednesday 10th September
Time: 07:00-07:15 GMT (08:00 to 08:15 BST) – Refeed
Local Ends HD/PUF1

Shot list on satellite feeds to include:
  • IV Mark Cameron, Global Brand Experience Director, Jaguar Land Rover
  • IV Fiona Pargeter, Head of Global PR Communications, Jaguar Land Rover
  • IV Suzi Perry, television presenter
  • IVs Selected competitors
  • GVs Prince Harry
  • GVs Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge
  • GVs Prince Harry presenting first Invictus Games Medals

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