Invictus Games Sydney 2018: Day 3 – Indoor Rowing (Stream 1)

Invictus Games Sydney 2018: Day 3 – Indoor Rowing (Stream 1)


minutes. It is the greatest distance covered. Whoever can achieve that wins the medal and then we get into the excitement of the one minute sprint. Plenty of races to look forward to. It’s pretty much non-stop action with the medal ceremonies thrown in between. The competitors are ready to go. As we see those warming up for the very first event which is coming up in only a couple of minutes please — couple of minutes’ time at the Quay Centre. How does indoor rolling work at Invictus 2018? Let’s find out right now. — indoor rolling. — Quay Centre. — rowing. They are best suited to the individual abilities of each competitor. IL-1 is for competitors unable to lose their legs as well as having limitations in one or both of arms. IR2 is for people with use of their arms and shoulders. IR3 competitors prevent them from using a double hand handgrip. IR five is for vision impaired competitors as well as those with amputations or joint restrictions in their hands and lower legs. IR6 is the open category, primarily for competitors with mental Help. The competitors are ranked distance rowed.>>One of the stars at Toronto a year ago. Curtis McGrath OAM who served for more than a decade in the Australian Army, a winner of 18 bit this games medals including two gold. Beeck is an amazing event –>>What injuries, you won gold? — in durance. Are they bursting out of the gates before settling into a rhythm?>>It is the first couple that is the hardest. They want to get it is spinning nice and quick and pulling as much water as they can then the slowing it down a little bit and getting into the rhythm. It is a long race, four minutes.>>Three competitors in IR1. Joel Winderlich is in the middle from the United States. — Joll Rodriguez. A former Royal Marine commando, lost both of his legs and his right arm and he is set on an IED that the.>>They’re off. See the use of those prophetic arms.>>The seed does not slide like the one in your normal gym. — the seat. That is Joel Rodriguez. In between Mark Ormrod.>>See the 500 metres splits are pretty good. Just under two minutes for the 500 metres splits. They are pulling hard.>>A four-minute in durance event and at the moment David Watson is in the front of Mark Ormrod. Joel Rodriguez flipping into third place and starting to struggle a little bit physically. Mark Ormrod seems to be finding his red and nicely now.>>Just slowing it down. Really feeling the run. Not trying to get too many strokes in because it is four minutes of quite a bit of pain.>>Two minutes and 45 seconds to go. I guess, as you say, you start like a bull at the gate and then you find your rhythm and at what point do you save yourself this print at the end?>>Depends what you have left in the tank. You are looking at the last 30 seconds to really ramp it up a bit. It good crack.>>People all sorts of ways to watch and enjoy the Invictus Games. There is Joel Rodriguez who has slipped a fair way back into third position. David Watson has slipped into second. Micro one is that the right of screen. — Mark Ormrod. The crowd is cheering them on and you can see the exhaustion in their faces. It is Mark Ormrod in the front at the moment, just pulling away a little bit from David Watson.>>Is going past the 500 metre mark which is good for two minutes and ten seconds in.>>Supporters are cheering on Mark and David.>>Lot of UK supporters here, a lot of noise. The opening of 21 flights, as they are called, on this day. Acta Mark Ormrod we go. He is in that nice rhythm. — back to Mark Ormerod. David Watson doing his best to stay in touch with his compatriot Mark Ormrod.>>Using his prosthetic arm which is a bit different to his competitors. He has the human chicken his arm which makes his rolling action a bit easier. He has the hinge in his arm.>>This is Mark Ormrod. Mark is really starting to feel it and pulling away now. He would be a roundabout 50 metres plus behind Mark Ormrod. 30 seconds left in this opening event. Mark Ormrod is reaching and dig in deep. He seems to have it all going his way. Mark Ormrod is going to win the gold medal.>>A valiant effort.>>Too exhausted to show the joy of the victory at this point. David Watson second and Joel Rodriguez third. “The Best competitors we will see today, we have seen in in this very first race.>>This is the lowest category in the disability class. There is a lot more limbs missing than any other class.>>A fair wind. — a fair win.>>You won a year ago in your category.>>I was in the IR4 category and I couldn’t get off the ground after it. There is a bucket behind and that is for the event of an over lactate in the body and it comes up. Mark Ormrod is in the squat position at the moment, trying to recover, as they all are. A fabulous performance to open this indoor rowing competition. There he is, Mark Ormrod. One for medals in Toronto, two in the indoor rolling. — rowing. He was dumped by Prince Harry Paducah — Prince Harry, Paducah — he works as an inspirational speaker, is an elite sport coach to other people. He unveiled a sculpture of himself in London. 35, a father of three. You will be very proud, one of the greatest competitors we have seen at the Invictus games. He must be exhausted.>>I witnessed him pick one of his children up and put him on his shoulders after doing an event so he is an incredible athlete. Really strong.>>Oldest of the UK, Mark Ormrod. 908 metres. Second David Watson from the UK. 837. Once the USA, Joel Rodriguez, 504 metres. — bronze to the USA. There is the winner, a triple amputee. The crowd enjoyed that are opening for this exciting event. We get to the IR2 event, the second fight of 21 for the day. We see a lot of Italians in this event. We notice they haven’t entered any of the team events. This is one of their focus is, to bring home a lot of individual metals. — medals.>>They use an upright rolling seat with straps for stability — rowing. We are under way, it is a clean start. We are allowed one false start in these games. There seems to be a late scratch. They get away and it looks like the early leader is the Canadian Dave in us. 30 seconds gone there is the Canadian, Dave.>>He will be settling into the red. — with them. A very close race so far. Dave Innis is just in front. Only a few metres between them.>>Dave Innis from Canada is pretty smooth. There is a good reason why people that do rolling out tall and lead — rowing. Try and support them as they rode. They can’t get the length as an able-bodied rower would get. This is the men’s Joel Rodriguez on the second day of the programme. — the men’s IR2. Sebastian Kelly at in fourth place. This is going to go down to the wire. The four-minute event. The pain in the anguish showing on the faces as we go beyond the point. Only four metres behind is the Frenchman, Sebastian Pradalier. A late withdrawal. Neck and neck between Robin, Pradalier and Dave Innes. Dave Innes ten metres away. Can he find something behind to Di Loreto?>>The arms would be on fire. Is Robin pulling a gap between Pradalier? The gap is up to 14 metres. As big as it has been. The 22 seconds to go. In front is Robin. From Di Loreto, Sebastian Pradalier and Dave Innes.>>He is not slowing down. He had a nice win there. Would power. — good power. It is fourth in this games, Franck Robin. He has beaten Loreto Di Loreto. A gold medal to France. Franck Robin has won the event and done it in fine style. It is a very close race. He has covered 795 metres. Loreto Di Loreto finished second. Not much of a gap to Pradalier. Dave Franck Robin led prolonged time. It was a sensational fight. — Dave Innes.>>The race was so close.>>That is Franck Robin Pav fourth rowing medal. He looked very solid. He got into a great rhythm and proved a little too strong.>>Franck Robin, he didn’t have the right rhythm that I saw would come through but he just stuck with it, strong, long and he kept in it and got the win.>>There they are, exhausted. After the men’s IR2. 795 metres from Franck Robin. Loreto Di Loreto in the second, only seven metres further back. There is the Canadian Dave Innes. Came in fourth. Third place goes to Sebastian Pradalier. They can all feel very satisfied with that race because that was very, very close, especially for the first four or five competitors.>>It is one thing to do this in training and then the competition starts and the competitors really dig in and try to challenge each other. They can see the numbers of the athletes ahead of them and behind them so they can see how close they are to each other and they will be pushing themselves.>>Is in duress — in during this race, no matter how good job preparation is, how good you feel, but she get on the machine and a start, your body can tell you a different story to how you think you are going to be.>>It is an interesting feeling, when you start pulling, you might not feel the greatest but then you get into a rhythm and you just keep going.>>We have medal presentations coming up. With the men’s Ir1 taken out by Britain’s Mark Orm. Joll Rodriguez into second place. Two flights down, 19 to go. Here at Quay Centre. We have the netball Centre just next door where competition in the floor volleyball gets under way today and the people of Sydney responding. There are high-fives coming in. Robin from France. After battle is getting here, Curtis, and if you are only in one event, four-minute, it is over. A lot of preparation.>>Yes and these guys have worked so hard to get here. I think that is the massive goal, that’s the achievement. The gold-medal to Marc one of the UK. — to Mark Ormrod of the UK. A triple amputee. What an effort.>>Presenting this is an Invictus Games boardmember, Lynne Anderson. David Watson from the UK. Bronze medal. Dave Watson, I should say, silver medal. A lovely moment of these competitors.>>A big cheer from Mark Ormrod.>>Nice.>>Lynne Anderson to place the gold-medal around his head. A great smile. Points proudly to the UK flag on his shirt. He gets a hug from his compatriot David Watson. A 1- to finish in the men’s Lynne — in the men’s four-minute endurance.>>There was no bronze medal handed out only because there was only three athletes in the event.>>The Invictus Games is about so much more than medals but it still must be a great moment.>>It is a great feeling and once the competition starts, these guys and girls are competitive.>>The next medal presentation will be for the men’s IR2 where it was gold to France, silver to Italy and bronze to France. There is the boxing kangaroo cheering on this trail in. There will be a couple in the next race. Every nation represented, great to see Afghanistan here. The next event, the men’s IR4. The crowd taking it up. Great atmosphere for this. A lot of schoolchildren around for these events. Happy to be here.>>Very happy.>>Lots of excitement to come. We see competitors getting ready for the next couple of races. The next will be the IR4. Then the women’s combined. 42.>>The reason we have so many is we can keep the event running nice and smooth. It requires a bit more time to get the wheelchair athletes in their events.>>So the main difference is the seats, whether they are fixed or not and the handgrip?>>Yes and depending on the disabilities, you can alter that. The majority of the modifications is in deceit.>>Another medal ceremony coming up. — the modifications are in the seat.>>The men’s IR2 medal ceremony. Gold to Sebastien Pradalier, silver to Loreto Di Loreto. — Bronson to Sebastien Pradalier, old to Franck Robin. — bronze. Here is Lynne Anderson. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Well done, Sebastien Pradalier. ANNOUNCER: Loreto Di Loreto. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. ‘S the Italians will be happy with this.>>Loretto only finished seven metres off the gold-medallist.>>So close.>>ANNOUNCER: From France, Franck Robin. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.>>Draped in the French like. — flag. There is the gold.>>ANNOUNCER: Must celebrate our Invictus Games 2018 medallists.>>It is his fourth Invictus Games, the gold-medallist. That gold-medal will no doubt be very special for him. As we get ready now for the next event, the men’s IR4. As we see the medallist from the previous event posing for the photos and they won’t mind doing that, that’s for sure. Congratulations to them. Gold France, silver Italy, bronze fronts. The next event, men’s IR4. Competitors have no or limited leg function with good arm strength. They used leg straps to prevent movement in the knees. This is the one you are one last year?>>That’s right. They have good troll function so they can lean right over and get a long stroke. — trunk function. I am at tall so that is why it helps me and why was able to win. These guys are looking to get that really long reach and get a good strong start.>>As they just do their last bits of warm up there. There are two Estonians competing today. A bigger starting field, the biggest so far. We are only a few minutes away from getting this one started. Mark Daniels and Peter Brown, the first Australians we have seen today.>>Pete Brown competing. 34 is not in use. 57, Francesco Mottola just taking his spot now in 37.>>May be part of his strategy to psych everyone out.>>I like it. 13 competitors. The first Australians in the indoor rowing. How much do you want to do before a race of the stretching?>>Want to get your blood flowing and try and work on those nerves because as they get ready to start the call to go, the nerves will be flowing pretty strong.>>There is the start list. A couple from Estonia, three from the USA, two from the UK and nice to see Paul and represented as a Poles’ first appearance at the Invictus Games. — Poland represented. The men’s IR4. Two flights completed, this is the third. As we get ready for a start. Just moments away. How do the locals lineup here?>>They would be feeling pretty nervous right now. It’s going to be a great start. They are all leaned over, ready to go. They are keen.>>Start time approaches! Prepare to race the instruction now. Four minutes ahead of us. 13 competitors ready.>>And they are off.>>A clean start. He is going hard early, in the middle.>>Mark Daniels, actually. He should get out pretty smooth.>>Daniel Phillips from the UK is out fast. He goes to the front, just ahead of Mark Daniels who is alternating between second and third with the Pole, Polusik.>>Daniel Phillips, good physique. Good, long stretch forward to get a nice, long Pete. That is the Australian Pete Brown that we had on screen and now we have Mark Daniels from straying and he is in the lead at the moment from Daniel Phillips in the UK, Pete Brown third and not much between and the Polish competitor, Polusik. Two minutes and 24 seconds remaining in this 4-minute endurance event. That is the Australian Pete Brown. Who is currently second behind Mark Daniels. Very little between them as we approach the halfway stage.>>Good rhythm now. They have been training a lot, their preparation is showing right now. They are doing pretty well.>>There is Mark Daniels Forest earlier. Competing in his first Invicta skeins. Phillips not back in third. Robert Jones — first Invicta is games. — Invictus Games. Pete Brown is out in front. Mark Daniels coming second, the U.K.’s third. Via Daniel Phillips. Under 90 seconds to go now.>>That lactate feeling in their arms will be singing, their bodies will be going, what am I doing to myself?>>You can tell on their face and others not so much. Rowing hard there is Mark Daniels. You get a broad look at the field now. It is Pete Brown in front of Mark Daniels. One minute to go.>>Yes, stinging is the main word there. Yet those buckets ready. They come in through the last minute there. They will be working and wanting to appreciate. — wanting to finish this.>>38 seconds left. Pete Brown appears to be pulling ahead of Daniels. Giving it everything he has their is the leader, Pete Brown.>>You can see the rhythm of everyone starting to go up now. Realising they only have 20 seconds to go.>>There is Pete Brown rowing for a gold medal at the Invictus Games 2018, Daniels and Phillips, a really tight gopher bronze and silver. Pete round before Australia and his home crowd, he is going to win this event. He has won it. ! To see an Australian keeping the medal at home. I like it.>>Pete Brown from Australia wins. I think you will find Daniel Phillips from the UK has managed second place ahead of Mark Daniels from Australia, fourth, Robert Jones USA, Poland fifth, USA six, Estonia seven, USA eight, Italy ninth and intent position, the UK, Estonia 11, Ukraine 12th and Afghanistan finishing last position. Pete Brown, goodness me, 1104 metres. Daniel Phillips second, 1059, and Mark Daniels third, 1055, just 12m ahead of Robert Jones. Again, a little bit of a gap to Poland. Then a bit of a gap to Macola. — Motorola. — Mottola. Pete Brown winning, he blows out some air. If you have any left. Silver to the UK, Daniel Phillips, 1059 metres, and of Rome — bronze medal, Mark Daniels, 1055 metres. Temporarily lost my go, take our Curtis McGrath who will be presenting medals for this event, the men’s IR4, and the next event which is the combined women’s IR3, IR4, and I are five. There is the winner — I are five. The winner of the very first race today was Mark Ormrod from Britain. He has caught up with me.>>Mark Ormrod, what a performance. In your opening event at the Invictus Games 2018, you got to win a gold medal with your mates standing next year in silver. How special was that? ! It was incredible. What a way to kick it off for myself. It still hasn’t sunk in yet. I am so pleased how it went.>>Have a huge amount of support from teen UK here within the stadium. How much of a difference did that make across the gruelling event?>>That is the key to everything, having those guys cheering you on, waving banners. You kind of get tunnel vision when you are racing, that you can still hear them screaming. You had to dig deep at the last minute, that is a massive elevator.>>You mentioned tunnel vision. Last year when you were new to the sport, you had a complete blackout in the final 30 seconds. How different was it for you out there today?>>I attacked this race definitely from last year in a way that I had a strategy and the plan this year and I stuck to it. Last year I just went hell for leather. The last 30 seconds, I just about past out. My vision went blurry and I couldn’t see anything. I feel great now. It took Miller less time to recover after the race.>>I can’t wait at the action again. Congratulations on the gold this morning.>>Well done with Mark Ormrod, who we will see later in the day. Coming up next is the women’s combination of IR3, IR4 and IR5. Our first women’s event of the indoor rowing, 400m endurance continues. The women’s IR3, IR4 and IR5 in those categories. At the moment, the IR3 looks like Jamieson is in front. The starting list is Sabrina Dallas from France, Rachel Williamson from the UK, Hanna stole it from the USA, Gaby from the USA, Lopez also won medals in the cycling yesterday, USA, the Australian also won cycling medals from Australia and from Canada, Stacy. The French competitor, and the USA, Priston Morris. At the moment, we have got stole bird in front, Hanna stole Berger had a Williamson and Sabrina in the IR4 category. It is Tiana Lopez from America, strongly favoured over her compatriot, Gaby Graves late. IR5, we have the Australian leading the French competitor, Morris from the USA, Camp Hill from the UK and Trottier-Mousseau from Canada. With two minutes and 22nd to go. One hand pull there. It is a variety. With these mixed categories altogether. Two minutes and seven seconds to go. The Australian is well clear in a IR5 category. Morris from the USA. There we are saying stole bird from the USA in the IR3 category. Stolberg. That was Tiana Lopez from Spain leading from Gaby in the IR4 category. 90 seconds to go. The crowd becomes more engaged. Again, we can see the strain. See the struggles there was Stolberg. Going to Morris, Priston Morris of the USA. She is behind the Australian, 59 seconds to go. The first of the women’s events. Side by side there has Trottier-Mousseau, Canada and France respectively. 43 seconds left. Amelia, well in front of everybody at the moment. The strain on her face. That is Morris from the USA trailing Amelia. 28 seconds to go. The crowd on their feet. Still looking focus, appearing very focused. 16 seconds to go. Pulling hard there is Tiana Lopez. Leading the IR4, but behind Mysko, three seconds left. There is Lopez, sweating profusely. Remain focused. It’s over. Gold to Australia, Mysko. Two golds in a row for Australia, the home nation of Invictus Games 2018. She appears to have covered well over 1000 metres over the four minutes. Love @. Go, money. Beautiful. — love that Psion — — love that sign. But know whether she looks relieved or exhausted. Money did it — Mummy did it! Back-to-back gold medal for Australia. The exhaustion is palpable. Here are Quaycentre. Invicta — Invictus Games 2018 flour warriors. We will go to the results to the IR3, IR4 and IR5 combine. For the IR2, it was Rachel Williamson beating Hanna Stolberg and Sabrina the loss — Daulaus. For the category, here we have the wind — win, but Mysko getting a gold medal. 1061 metres. There is confirmation there ahead of the American, Priston Morris was 1003 metres and Marion blot from France and up with bronze well back in third position. Pretty handy winning margin as we see the strain from Mysko the Australian. There is the acknowledgement that she has one, sums up — thumbs up. Now she standing. Don’t blame her for going to the puffer. She does punch the air. Still digging in the deep breaths. This is what it is all about, isn’t it? There we go. Her daughter Kelsey. Fantastic performance. And any end, she went it reasonably comfortably. Maintained her focus, maintained her form and after doing so well in the cycling, she’s done spectacularly well in the indoor rowing. One of those competing in a variety of sport. And having a great day. Emilea Mysko, her mental health hit rock bottom as a result of physical injuries she sustained while in the Royal Australian Navy which included a stint on a peacekeeping mission that led to three hospital admissions last year, entering the third admission, her psychologist introduced her to a pathway program to the Invictus Games which is a veterans health and well-being research organisation, and she says quite categorically that becoming part of the program literally saved her life. She took up cycling in January, she only took up into all rowing can you believe in April before heading to the USA to compete in the Warrior games in June and she was a success there, winning medals in both cycling and rowing, including gold in indoor rowing. Heard dad and sisters have all served with the Royal Australian air force. She coaches underrate net all — under eight people and in that team is her daughter, Kelsey. Cycling in indoor rowing — and indoor rowing. There is Lopez. She has already had a really successful Invictus Games 2018. The boxing kangaroo is down thing. There is Lopez, the USA winning medals. Yesterday in cycling and doing well today in indoor rowing. The medal ceremonies will come up next and that is where my colleague, Curtis McGrath, Ambassador for Invictus Games 2018 will be down on the floor for that before rejoining me for the next event which will be the men’s IR3, again, 400m endurance. We will cover all of those, and then we get into the springs over just 1m — sprints. Curtis McGrath getting a nice reception as well. Curtis McGrath will present the medal for the women’s IR3 4-minute insurance. — endurance. Featuring a little bit shortly including the women’s IR6. We get ready for the medal ceremony now. First is that men’s IR4 where gold went to the three’s Pete Brown. Gold, Pete Brown Australia. Silver, Phillips from the UK. There is Pete. And there is Mark Daniels who finished third. In the chair is Daniel Phillips. Great crowd engagement so far today.>>ANNOUNCER: The medals will be resented by the board director Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Bronze medallist representing Australia, Mark Daniels. (APPLAUSE) Silver-medallist representing the United Kingdom, Daniel Phillips. (APPLAUSE) Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion from Australia, Pete Brown! (APPLAUSE) Ladies and gentlemen, your 2018 medallist! (APPLAUSE)>>Lovely to see all the nations here at the indoor rowing at Invictus Games being so well represented. There will be medal ceremonies to follow. Daniel and Mark are not too keen on leaving the medal presentation. Curtis McGrath, my cocommentator will present the women’s IR3 gold medal, Mark Lennon will present the women’s IR4 gold-medal advice Admiral David Johnson will present the women’s IR5 gold-medal coming up ER. — coming up here. The Aussie team celebrating their first success at the indoor rowing in 2018. Pete Brown, gold-medallist. The previous race, first of the women’s today was split into those three categories, IR3, IR4 and IR5 and the medals will be presented for those who claimed the top positions in those respective categories. We have some races where they are combined today. The next event, though, will be, as we can see them already warming up for the men’s IR3. The crowd remains engaged. Nice turn up. As I said, the combination of nations represented here is fantastic, providing a really, really nice atmosphere. Every nation cheering on the other as if it was their own. Team Canada out in force. There is the warm-ups under way. The Germans are here. There is the Australian in the next race, Nathan Parker. That is not Nathan. Soaking it all in. Wave! Hello, champion! Too focused on the food.>>ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, the men’s IR3 4-minute endurance.>>This is all about the UK.>>ANNOUNCER: Mr Curtis McGrath, Ambassador Invictus Games Sydney 2018.>>There is Curtis. Look forward to seeing you back up here.>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion from the United Kingdom, Rachel Williamson! (APPLAUSE) Well done, Rachel.>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist and in — Invictus Games champion, Hannah Margarete.>>Joint gold-medallists. See the emotion on Hanna Stolberg’s face. Joint gold for UK and USA.>>The 2018 medallist! (APPLAUSE)>>Next will be the ceremony for the IR4 and then the women’s IR5. It will be different categories. This is the moment for Rachel Williamson of the UK and Hanna Stolberg from the United States, joint gold-medallists IR3 women’s endurance. Congratulations. An emotional journeys are so many, not just the competitors, but their families, carers, friends. Told you Canada was well represented. I like that. Nice use of the flags. So, competitors getting ready for the men’s IR3 event. There will be 12 competitors. Including the Australian Nathan Parker. The IR3, competitors have an arm impairment preventing them from using the hand grip on one side, they use a single handgrip with a standard rowing set up. You can just leave and there there — you can just see them their now. It comes the official start list. Raphael at the lurker representing Italy, the Australian preventing Australia, — Raffaele Di Luca. We have Tomasz Rosniatowski. Dariusz Liszka, John Elliott Ayo, Jibuti, Tettermann, a dozen starters in the men’s IR3 as the get ready for this to get under way. Repair to race is the instruction — prepare to race is instruction. All in readiness. They are away and it is a clean start. So we will see who gets the best of them early. That is the Australian Park are robbing alongside the Italian, Raffaele Di Luca. The Frenchman, Sallembien on, and the best appears to be the American, Mike Kacer. Now it is the Polish competitor taking the lead. Rosslare Kautsky. — Tomasz Rosniatowski. The position is changing all the time. John Elliott Ayo, France, Parker is in sixth position at the moment, almost one minute of this men’s IR3. 4-minute endurance race. After the opening 60 seconds, Curtis McGrath who jointly back in the broadcast position, there is not a struck match between them.>>This is a very tight race. It is fairly evenhanded good to see. — fairly even and good to see. Sallembien is in fifth position, Nathan Parker is up to second, John Elliott Ayo is in third with one minute 30 gone in this 4-minute event. Luuk Veltink is looking very composed. John Elliott Ayo, then the Polish competitor, Tomasz Rosniatowski, the crowd starting to really get engaged as we approach the halfway mark with Luuk Veltink from the Netherlands. There is, rowing beautifully ahead of Australia’s Nathan Parker and then the Americans going at it for third and fourth, John Elliott Teo. And Shay Hampton.>>I challenge anyone out there to jump on their role and grab it by one hand and do it for four minutes. It is a really hard task. DeLuca Parker is closing in on Veltink. This is a very close game. Three metres between them! The crowd acknowledges how tight this is. Parker and Veltink. First and second and then comes Arnaud Sallembien. Rozniatowski. Mike Kacer. Parker is in the lead now. Nathan Parker into the last minute! He has pulled ten metres clear of Veltink. And then John Elliott AO. — Ayo. Veltink not giving up. That is six seconds to go. Veltink only now starting to show the painful expression on his face.>>Starting to finish, thinking about the finish.>>Parker looks like he is ramping it up. It is Nathan Parker in front of Veltink. Hampton and Ayo battle for bronze. The crowd is cheering. Nathan Parker, five seconds to go. He has pulled clear of Veltink and remains in front of Ayo. He is the gold-medallist. He has done it.>>He worked really hard for that. Well done Nathan Parker. Nathan Parker has beaten Veltink who set the pace. The American Jon to just ahead of his compatriot Shay Hampton. — John Elliott Ayo. He finished two metres ahead of Shay Hampton. An incredible race. Gold to Australia, silver to the Netherlands, bronze to the USA. He timed his run Nathan Parker.>>The strategy was to let themselves burn themselves out, maintain momentum and power that to read. You can see him rocking back and forward. — rhythm~. It takes about two or three days to get rid of it. He looked so good in the first three minutes, Veltink. It was only then, the pain began to show. Nathan Parker who competed at Toronto last year, winning two silver and three bronze stop he joined the royalist and air force as a pilot but his dreams of becoming a fighter pilot dashed after a bus crash in November 2015 with 50 other Academy personnel on board and Nathan had his left hand amputated and suffered tendon damage as well as multiple facial lacerations. E23 and graduated from the defence Academy in 2014. He now has a bionic hand and can’t fly in the military now but has gained his civilian pilot licence which is wonderful.>>Nathan is a good friend of mine. He is always cheering on social media and it’s good to see there is an option for disabled pilots out there to get out and follow their dreams.>>A young man with a great future. Well done Nathan Parker, beating glute — Luuk Veltink. Apart from being very good physically, he is obviously a very clever bloke also.>>Smart man. Anyone who applies for the pilot academy within the F Aust is definitely smarter than I am. — the flight Academy. Next is the women’s IR6 race. It is an open category for competitors with mental health conditions. We see Tiffany Whyte. Julie Gran Mason. Steffey match from Germany. Jennifer Collins from the UK. A big field here.>>They have tried hard to get here, they have got here. They are about ready to go.>>Women’s IR6 about to get under way. I mentioned, apart from mental health conditions it might be a minor or nonpermanent physical injury. Hearing impairments. The second women’s event for IR6. They are going hard early, covering both sides of the court. Fireside and near side side. We just saw Megan Marshall. We’ve only had 45 seconds. Sarah Mitchell is the Australia but not much between them. These positions will chop and change. We have only had the first 60 seconds of this four-minute event. Teeth white is coming from Australia. Another German, Steffi Matz. Michele Turner is swapping places with Joanna Robb from Canada. The strain is showing, 90 seconds in. I know that Sarah Petchell was trying to get in to the games last time and he/she is. An interesting perspective. Seeing competitors on both sides of the court. The two leaders RN the forward position so the girls at the back will be up to see them. Are in. That was the leader. Kendrick has gone back to fourth at the moment. Sarah Petchell, one, two, three for Australia right now. Altermese — Sarah Petchell in third position. Still going hard! Five metres between them. Megan Palko in force. — fourth. The Australians are dominating! The women’s IR6 endurance race is!>>The pain on their face, it looks excruciating. Digging deep.>>The Australian flag lies. He comes Megan Palko.>>Just behind us Sarah Petchell. The strain is showing! Sarah Petchell ahead of Megan Palko.>>Vaizey. Altermese — Emma Kadziolka has done it! She finished three metres ahead of teeth white who get silver. — Tiff White. 1057 metres. Megan Palko was threatening to get a medal. Aldaniti Kendrick who hit the early pace. Then we go to Joanna Robb. What a result.>>Well done to those ladies, one, two, three to Australia. Get the result. They will be stoked with that.>>You don’t see at all to often, do you?>>Celebrations all are around.>>I’ve got Pete Brown and Mark Daniels with me fresh from going gold and bronze in a four-minute insurance. Pete Brown, starting with you, congratulations on the gold medal. You could see your family in front of you in the crowd. How big a difference did that make?>>It was everything. Seeing cheering, jumping. My mum is above me cheering me on.>>An emotional day and an emotional time being out there together. Mark, your mum is out there today. Is it important and special to have her here today?>>I was looking over at mum. I did it for her. Having a family here and having a crowd like this, it clearly makes a difference. We are doing CleanSweep is because this is our crowd and our home. We put everything into this today.>>It was an epic four-minute rate. — race. I know sport has played a big role in your recovery and rehabilitation. How important is a day like this today?>>It is everything, I’m speechless. This is unbelievable. Having marked by my side, he pushed me to the start. I wasn’t expecting to go that hard and I had nothing left all because of this guy. Having my family there, seeing my fellow Aussies going unbelievably well as well. Today is just unbelievable.>>Congratulations to you both, great to talk to you and good luck for the rest of the week.>>You were down there before for medal presentations before, Curtis. How was it? What is the Veide? — atmosphere?>>You are down there with all wheel your other competitors. I had the honour to give out two gold medals in a dead heat.>>Emma Kadziolka 12 medals in the Toronto games. Now she has won old in four-minute insurance. — endurance. Originally from Tasmania, she is 29, engaged to be married to David Mercer. Her mum and dad, Angela and Mark, has had a lot to do with supporting her. She was joining the army in 2013 as a nursing officer and after two years in Darwin, deployed to Iraq and she was diagnosed with stage two of a brain tumour. Incredible to see her achieving what she has achieved.>>The IR4 women’s medal ceremony.>>Let’s celebrate our 2018 medal is! — medallists.>>Well done to Sebastiana Lopez. Rachel Williamson and Hannah Stull Berg from the US. In the IR5, gold to Australia. 30 years of age. Kristen Morris. Only just getting started here at the indoor rolling. — rowing. A great atmosphere around the place. They have been as popular as you would expect in their journey throughout certainly New South Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Doing plenty of good. The Duke of Sussex, his enthusiasm is amazing.>>He is a champion of these games and made it all happen. We do thank him.>>What about the experience, you all share different tales but equally, some similar tales. If it’s comparing stories and journeys from injury? Either physical or mental?>>Ricky Mutch, telling stories, — pretty much. Sharing tricks of being in a wheelchair or even at home. We don’t have too explain ourselves too much here with the other competitors but similar stories, we understand. We get through it together and that is the great part of these games, ringing all of these competitors together, sharing experiences and stories. Helping each other out.>>Competitors getting ready for the next event as well which will be amend’s IR5. They will be covering both waves of the key Centre in Sydney. — Quay Centre. David Johnston will present the medals. Bronze medallist, representing France, Marion Sophie Aurelia Blot! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ANNOUNCER: Silver-medallist, representing the United States of America, Kristen Elizabeth Morris! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE . ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, on Australia, Emily Mysko!>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE .>>A special moment for Emily.>>She has had a big couple of days.>>Is must be hard getting off the bike and going into rowing this early in the morning. She has done it. Golf Australia. — gold for Australia.>>The amazing thing about these games is it incorporates the family and friends into the ceremony and event. Just like market and Peter were saying about their mothers in the crowd. — Mark and Peter.>>There goes Emily Mysko. The gold-medallist seventh race or flight as they are officially called. It is going to keep the computer experts and analysts very busy with 27 starters.>>What was the biggest bill you raised against?>>Not this many. — raised.>>Rights similar to the IR4 earlier. — quite similar. As the level of disability is decrease, you see more competitors. We just saw Chris Pitman, one of the Australian competitors. Just the only Australian in a field of 27th of amend’s IR5. — for the amend’s IR5. — Men’s. There is Chris Pitman. Men’s IR5 bend the men’s IR6. — and then the men’s IR6. Only a couple of minutes away. Competitors having a chat, making sure they are appropriately stalled into their seats.>>For the competitors to get classed into their categories, they go for a medical screening to make sure they are up against similar disabilities and correctly competing.>> Murray Hambro from the UK. There is Darren O’Callaghan, from New Zealand. There was a lot of talk about Invictus 2018. Some are just sitting and focusing. Others are getting into their last moment of practice. Let’s go down to one of the Australian gold-medallists. Emily Mysko, you could see your daughter Kelsey throughout the race. How special is that?>>That was amazing. I had a few opportunities to put my head up and have a look at it was my daughter and young nephews, cheering me on, it was heartwarming.>>Two silvers in the cycling and now a gold in the rowing. You looked easy while you were out there bit you could see how spent you were at the event. The four-minute Geraint Hughes such an event.>>My coaches had to tell me I needed to practise my poker face. It definitely didn’t feel easy. I did what I do and pushed until the last second.>>How important has the Invictus Games been in your recovery?>>It saved my life, to be honest. 12 months ago, I was in a dark place and I couldn’t see at tomorrow. Here I am, I have picked up cycling and rolling. — rowing. It has given me and other outlook and the sense that I can still do things.>>It gave the crowd here today at huge buzz as well. Congratulations, Emily, well done.>>And Kew.>>A common theme, hearing about a sense of purpose. — thank you.>>A sense of purpose, getting into the training and the competitiveness for the Invictus Games parents.>>For myself, personal experience here, it gives you the purpose and allows you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery.>>Incidentally, we do have a late scratching, it is Mickael Ranchin from France. Reduced to a field of 26. The focus. Many nations represented. We are away! A clean start. Four minutes. 26 competitors, giving it every single thing that they have. Amazing sight as this covers pretty much every angle of the surface here at Quay Centre in Sydney. It looks that Perkins from the UK is in front. Mark Perkins. And now from the USA, taking over the lead. It is very, very close. Ross Alewine just in front. Then we get to Perkins from the UK. Through the first 60 seconds, Curtis, what are you picking up?>>With a big field like this, you can really see the difference in the strategies of the competitors. I noticed the American athlete, he is a blind athlete. He has a guide over his shoulder, talking to him about what is going on around him.>>At the moment, it is the American Ross Alewine out in front and then coming in second position is another American, Sousadocarma. Mark Perkins is up to second spell. Third place, Sousadocarma from the USA. — second place. One minute 42 to go. Ergo Metz is for. The Australian Chris Titman — Pitman is at 13th position at the moment. It is Ross Alewine in front, just ahead of right — Mark Perkins.>>One minute to go. This is tough. This is really tough.>>48 seconds to go. Ross Alewine in front. Mark Perkins, UK second. The Ergo Mets from Estonia in third. Those positions have been changing regularly. Craig Wilson the New Zealander in fourth. Christensen from their lack is fifth, 30 seconds left. They are digging deep — from Denmark. Perkins is coming to that Ross Alewine. Ergo Mets is there as well. Just behind is Craig Wilson in fourth, the Australian pitmen, 10 seconds to go. Ergo met from Australia. Look at them go — Mark Perkins. Three seconds to go. Just in front of Allah one. It is over! — Ross Alewine. Ross Alewine has won it by 3m on the last pool. 1231 metres, Ross Alewine. He led for a good part of the race and has fought back to beat Mark Perkins by 3m. 1228, and are they met, 1214 metres in third. What a performance by ergo met. Poor Christensen, the Australian representative Chris Pitman with his 13th, and what ago it was between Ross Alewine, the winner, and the runner-up from the UK, Mark Perkins, as you say, I think you are right, it went to the last row. There is confirmation of the results. Ross Alewine, Mark Perkins, and only 14m back in third was ergo met. — ergo nets — Ergo Mets. Wakefield finished clear. Talk about going down to the wire. That exemplified that.>>Exactly right. I thought Ergo Mets Lane on the ground after that. He was pooped. It was tough.>>That was a magnificent race. You don’t often see them go down to the wire like that. You telling me that in Toronto you won by a metre?>>Yes, my tyre is a big strongman, went out of the gates really hard, came down to the wire, that last 10 seconds, I only beaten by 1m, and it is almost what happened here. You really have to gauge your energy levels and your power laugh, that last pool, at that last second clicks over — that last pull.>>They will be feeling it after that one, that’s for sure.>>The first event that we have really seen go down to the last pull. And the fact that Ross Alewine had led early on, Mark Perkins came to get him. Was in front and then for a Ross Alewine to win, that must be an extraordinary resolve and strength to do that.>>Yes, focusing on the screen in front of him, you can see the numbers in front of him and he would have been able to rein him in. I was saying before about getting the strategy right,. After the excitement of that particular event, men’s IR5, gold USA, Ross Alewine. He covered 1231 metres. Silver going to the UK’s Mark Perkins, 1228, and Ergo Mets from Estonia, bronze medal, 1214 medals. — metres. It was very close.>>When you have this many competitors, they are trying really hard and I’m sure they have put in a lot of work to get here. That is why that race was so close.>>The crowd dancing after one of Australia’s greatest ever thing is, John Farnham, and his song, You’re The Voice. Appropriate for that event, I would say. The boxing kangaroo blown up, happy. The crowd does play a big part in this.>>Epic of music playing, but you can see the family in the crowd urging you want, pushing you on. It makes all the difference.>>As it had heard from the competitors, as you have experienced, what we have got is the family involvement is such a keep part in recovery and ongoing care for so many of these competitors. Someone’s daughter and we are all someone’s sun. It is very appropriate in this circumstance — someone’s son. Picnic my mum had not on the door when I was injured, that if the same for a lot of these competitors. Girlfriend got a phone call saying I was injured, same thing. It is so important to have these friends and family here, supporting, being recognised for their contribution to these competitors rehabilitation and recovery.>>I would imagine for all the emotion we are seeing from the competitors, we are seeing the same from their family and friends. We are not going to live in fear, certainly what we are witnessing here as well. Some great action so far at the indoor rowing, Invictus Games 2018 Sydney. The first event was the men’s high outline. British legend Mark Ormrod winning — IR1. Silver went to David Watson. The man’s IR2 was taken out by the Frenchman Robin, who is competing in his fourth Invictus Games. He has now won four rowing medals over the years. Bronze, silver rather went to the retro dealer Richo from Italy — dealer Richo — Loreto Di Loretto. The third event was the men’s IR4, gold to Australia’s Pete Brown, and he finished clear of the UK’s Daniel Phillips, and third was Mark Daniels. Then we had a combined category women’s race, IR3, IR4 and IR5. We can get some highlights of what we have seen so far at the indoor rowing. That is Mark Ormrod again. We might see another one of those later on. There is Franck Robin the Frenchman, been there, done that. Done it again. The first Aussie, Pete Brown. Very emotional when he spoke with me, here in the IR3 gold to Rachel Williamson, there is the Australian Emily Biscoe, who won the IR5. IR3 was a split, Williamson and Stolberg. We get to Nathan Parker winning the men’s IR3. This lady had a brain gym are. MR can jolt. — a brain tumour. A big field here and a great win for Ross Alewine, the American over Mark Perkins and Ergo Mets from Estonia finishing third. Exactly a quarter the moment. The next event will be two heats and we will have them for the men’s IR6. Big field in the first of the heat of 30. At a similar field for the second heat. There are still about 15 minutes or so away. The competitors, how do you go from competing in the 4-minute endurance backing up later in the day in the one minute sprint?>>It is pretty hard, but there is a lot of planning around the training and nutrition and rest and recovery, but the focus, you don’t come here to win all the medals, become here to compete, to prove that you have worked hard and made it here. If you don’t get the medal in the second event, it doesn’t matter. They are all here for the same reason.>>I am not sure if I know of an international event or any event of this capacity where the medals actually mean less than the fact that they are competing. When you are out there, I’m sure you want to win, you want to do your very best because you are competitive people for both men and women, but at the end of the it all, it’s going to be, obviously wanted do your best but there is so much more than whether you win a medal or not.>>That’s right. It is a long road to recovery and using the power of sport to aid that is what this game is about. So many proud family and friends here cheering them on.>>What is the main advantage of someone who has been through such physical and mental trauma in field will walk for other things to do with the armed services? To get your focus back on a positive life?>>Yeah, it is difficult, and that is why sport is so amazing. For myself and everyone here that is competing, it lays down the challenge and lays down the goal and purpose. In biting, little bit by little bit, you start achieving these goals and start finding yourself getting better and we all know, it is well documented that sport does aid mental health.>>It is the focus on the discipline? Is it the actual physicality of the training and the preparation?>>I think so. We are quite disciplined and regimented people in the military, and having sport, you use the skills that you get from being in the military, they are very transferable into a sporting domain and pushing yourself and trying to get the best out of yourself and your team if you are in a team event.>>It is one of those things that unless you have worn those shoes, you cannot put yourself in the position of what you and the competitors we are seeing here have gone through, and while there would be many similarities, everyone would deal with their issues extremely differently.>>Yeah, a lot of people aren’t comfortable talking about their experiences. It is tough, tough journeys these people have had, but they idea now, they are here to compete and worked hard, they are looking strong.>>Emotion is a word that keeps coming through, and you read about these competitors stories, like I say, so many are very similar yet very different. To go through the emotion of hearing about their story and the way they have managed to write their lives and have positive outlooks where before there was none. We heard from Emily Mysko, she was walking past us to our right saying is you didn’t find this, there was no tomorrow in sight for her and now they’re up 20 of them left, thankfully. To me, I walk away from the end of this day in my mind will be her daughter cheering her on. Fantastic. So, competitors as you can see there are starting to get into their warmup for the first heat of the men’s IR6. There will be two heats of this, we have medal ceremonies coming up before then. And we will be up to the presentation for the men’s IR3. There is the Australian Nathan Parker. He won gold, Luuk Veltink from the Netherlands second, John Halo from the USA in third. — Ayo.>>ANNOUNCER: Runs medallist representing the United States of America, John Elliott Ayo! (APPLAUSE) — bronze medallist. Silver-medallist representing the Netherlands, Luuk Veltink. (APPLAUSE)>>He led for a good part of the way. Seems well please.>>I would be too. Silver medal is a great effort. Big cheer for the Dutchman.>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion from Australia, Nathan Parker! (APPLAUSE)>>A big cheer for the Australian. Only 23. He earned his civilian pilot licence. He doesn’t give up or give in. Now he is a gold-medallist at the Invictus Games.>>ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallist! (APPLAUSE)>>Mum is cheering them on.>>I was going to say, that is a very proud mother right there.>>His father and family are in the crowd as well. A family affair is great.>>John Ayo from the United States, Luuk Veltink from the Netherlands and Nathan Parker with the gold from Australia. Before we get to the field lining up for the next heats, for the IR6 men’s insurance events, with two heats, it comes down with 50 plus competitors to just the top three distances all up?>>About right. They get the greatest distances from them both and that gives you your gold, silver and bronze.>>You could be in for a nervous wait after this first heat.>>I would say it would be pretty hard being the second wave is there — if there is a long distance that because he won’t be able to see that initially until the race is over.>>Or those who missed it earlier, IR6 is an open category of competitors with mental injuries, chronic health conditions, hearing impairments or other mild impairment is. This has attracted a very large field. I love those messages. The warm-ups continue. He is number one. 30 competitors again — heat number one. Filled with competitors in this hall. That is Rob Hufford from the USA, and the mohawk is a prominent look here today. That was James Dunaway from the United States. There he is. He is in erg number 40 right at the end of his row. Alongside him there is agency of the Maroochy from Romania. — Adrian-Ciprian Iriiuc. Yeah Jaco. — Emma winning gold, with a brain Jumaat. She is there — with a brain tumour.>>ANNOUNCER: And medals will be presented. (APPLAUSE) Bronze medallist representing Australia… Sarah Petchell! (APPLAUSE)>>I knew Sarah when I was going through my rehabilitation, and she helped media with those daemons, and here she is today, leading by example. It’s fantastic.>>Varies Sarah. Cosgrove giving her the bronze medal. Trying to hold herself together, isn’t she?>>Silver-medallist representing Australia, Tiff White. (APPLAUSE)>>She tried to do likewise.>>She didn’t make the team last year and worked really hard to get on here. The teams are 2018 Invictus Games. Mated to the podium.>>Perseverance.>>Invictus Games Sydney champion, representing Australia, Emma Antioch. — Catsiolka. (APPLAUSE)>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists.>>I look at MIT, and I am seeing brave, courage, Paola, extraordinary mental strength — Emma. They one, two, three finish there for Australia. Well, with an incredible race, didn’t we, in the previous event, the men’s IR5, and Ross Alewine of the American, was in front and behind Perkins, and then we speak to him now.>>That was the race and an amazing finish. Our conscious view of the other opponents?>>I was very conscious. The last 45 seconds was a battle between me and the UK. He stayed within 5m of me and passed me.>>You have your mum and dad here with you at the Invictus Games. How important have they been with your rehabilitation?>>My mum is the most important out of everybody. She has been my rock through my surgeries, transitioning from the army to come here. She has been amazing.>>You were crowned the ultimate champion earlier this year. Out of this experience come back?>>That was pretty awesome, but the competition here is way more intense. This is the best of the best and it is not represent my country on this platform. It is amazing.>>You only retired this year in 2018. How important has bought been to make the transition to civilian life?>>It has been everything to help me through my surgeries and hard times and transitioning. I am competitive. It is awesome.>>Congratulations on your gold medal. Y the speaking to us.>>Thank you. — thank you for speaking to us. — all the answers from Ross really provide what we have been discussing about help from family, about the ability to focus on competition, representing your nation in another way.>>That’s right. The Americans are well-known for their patriotism. That is displayed in every competitor here. Representing the country once again on the sporting field.>>It saw the British Roller Phillip Gillespie on-screen, there is the Australian getting ready as well. — British rower. The only local in the field, Kevin Jacoby. Completing his warm-ups now. We have got two heats in this division, the men’s IR6. And this is the first of them was 30 competitors taking place. Again, both sides of the surfers are covered — surface. They are all facing one direction towards us. Towards that section of the crowd. It has grown and grown throughout the day. Approaching the 2-hour mark of the competition. 21 races, or flats as they are named throughout the day. This will be flight eight. Team Canada very well supported. We are about to see the list of competitors for this first heat of the men’s IR6. That is the field of 30. Ready. The full minutes begins! — four minutes. We have our first false start of the day.>>I saw someone didn’t even go at all. I’m sure who committed that.>>The no-one from the first false start gets penalised, do they? It is the second on the disqualification.>>If you do it again, a mark next to your name.>>Looks like it might have come from Canada. I think you’ll find it is Cory Nowell.>>Ready to go.>>Verdi is. Just getting finalised.>>Just took his pants off actually. Bit of slipping and sliding in that seat.>>He is ready. Come on, he says. Let’s go. Make some noise, Sydney! And they respond. He has decided to take care of his issue with slipping. And the competitors again told to prepare to race. The first false start of the day. You do it twice, you get disqualified. Almost set. Men’s IR6… First heat.>>ANNOUNCER: Attention –>>Away cleanly now. So they are a in earnest. The start of his first heat. The 4-minute insurance event continues — endurance event continues here at Quaycentre in Sydney. And we will start to get a sense of who has managed to get the best start, and it looks like it might be Ben Farinazzo who started well in front of the Australian Kevin Jacoby. Then we have eerie church — Iriciuc. At the moment, it is they are another after the opening 60 seconds and was just out in front ahead of Jacoby Curtis. — Ben Farinazzo. Not much in it. One minute 20 gone. The Australians hear off to a very good start. The collective like the girls in the IR6 event. Really battling strong. Great preparation by the Australian.>>At the moment in its first heat after one minute and 40 seconds, the Australian Ben Farinazzo. Australia, one, two, three, and there is not much between them at all. We approach halfway. 5m between the first three competitors. Iriciuc is only just behind the American.>>It is hoped to watch the fourth and fifth positions as you get through the middle of the race. They start to find their rhythm and might come through.>>It remains very tight. Swapping positions between third and fourth with some regularity. It is very tight. Ben Farinazzo in front. Adrian-Ciprian Iriiuc in third. 5m the difference between Ben Farinazzo. One minute 13 to go. The strain begins to show. Iriciuc is in third place. Ben Farinazzo is leading. The strain is showing, 60 seconds left.>>Iriciuc has really good form. You can see him slightly picking it up now. Ben Farinazzo ) him in the lead was also picking it up. Ben Farinazzo is leading. Iriciuc is third. 40 seconds to go. This is heat one of two. The distant here by the top competitors will be way up against those of the next heat. And that is how the medals will be determined. 30 seconds left. Ben Farinazzo in front of Matt Model. Iriciuc is in third was Ben Farinazzo, he is looking strong with 13 seconds left. We had the last and backends. Australia is one, too. — 12. Ben Farinazzo wins the heat! He does so in very fine fashion. He was never in front. Darren 1305. How well it compare? Farnazo. Only nine metres between them. The Romanian came third. We are starting to see more of these events. Less semen come down to the wire.>>Great physique, good length. Nice, strong strokes. Different than on an actual boat, the lactic threshold, pushing through.>>The Canadian flag going prominence. Farinazzo, a magnificent win in this first heat.>>Second heat coming in. The tears, getting ready for the next round.>>It might take a while. Here is how they line up for heat two. Given just a little bit of time to get themselves ready for this. The local interest, Paul Langley from Australia. They are the instructions coming through for the Australian, Paul Langley. What they have to beat is 1314 from Ben Farinazzo. And also the Cyprian, Iriciuc. Some veteran campaigners lining up for the second heat. Where does the Advanta July? Heat to knowing what you have got to achieve or heat one setting the pacepace? — where does the advantage life?>>I think heat one. You can’t see that previous waves, it is a bit harder to target, you have two remember what your distance is and work hard.>>The competitors for this heat had stopped rolling and are preparing to race now. — rowing. Knowing what they have two achieve. Gold-medallist just wondering behind us. Heat two, IR6. Men’s endurance. Before we get under way. We are about to do it now. Here at Quay Centre. It also has a netball Centre, the tennis. We have the volleyball here. Powerlifting tomorrow. For now, the indoor rowing continues. We have a reboot of the computer system. The modern technology is just letting us down at the moment. Just to get loose. A tough being when you are primed and ready to go and then you have another minute or so.>>Just rolling the legs, making sure they are not getting static and stagnant. We are about to start again in earnest. Looking at the near side, almost set. Match Vangioni from New Zealand. — Matt Vangioni. Bill — Paul Langley, the other Australian. A false start in the previous heat. Not quite ready yet. Having some warmer. Just having some technical difficulties. We see, Tira Kaa from New Zealand getting it explained.>>At great turnout at Quay Centre. It makes all the difference when you are nearing the end, stinging, the crowd cheering you on.>>Everyone has been engaged. There is a slight delay now stop I noticed, too, nice at the medal ceremonies, the competitors who are warming up for the next event, it doesn’t matter which nations are competing, they are all at tent if to the ceremony and cheering them on. — attentive. The competitors have stopped warming up which indicates we are closer to the start. Peter two, men’s four-minute insurance, IR6. — heat two. We are away. A clean start. Four minutes ahead of these gentlemen, the second heat. The first one taken out by the Australian, Ben Farinazzo. The first 30 seconds goes by the wayside. We have just add-in front of the Canadian, Paraschiva. Not far back is Denmark. Padilla from the US not far behind. Paraschiva from Romania out in front. In second position, the Canadian, Andrew Garsch. Paul Langley up to fifth with one minute and 20 seconds gone.>>The Romanian, really smooth, nice and controlled, it doesn’t even look like he is pumping yet. 90 seconds down.>>His lead is a nine minutes over Garsch. 15 ahead of Hill. Pretty tight from there on in. But Paraschiva is at least at this point opening up as the man to beat. With just over half of this event remaining. Paraschiva ahead of Garsch and Hill. Paul Langley is up to fourth, closing in. Padilla of the USA in fifth. And then Jessie Costello back in seventh. One minute 42 to go. Paraschiva still in front of Garsch. John Hill is third. Touch and go for fourth position.>>So smooth and controlled, Paraschiva. It is an amazing performance here. As the lactate starts to build in.>>there is Paul Langley. Just behind Britain’s John Hill. Jason Pollett from Canada is coming up. There is a Langley, eyes wide, puffing hard. Maintaining a good straight. There is Costello in eighth position. Paraschiva up by more than 40 metres now on Garsch and Hills. He has looked magnificent the whole way through!>>It is now when you need to pull it out and really go hard, the last ten seconds. Yet it everything you have got.>>It is all about the distance covered. Paraschiva is going to win heat two. It will all come down to the metres road and he is at 1303 which I believe will give him the bronze medal. Second is Garsch. Hill is inferred. — is in third. That would mean a gold medal to Australia from the previous heat.>>Gold and silver, I believe. Silver to Matt Model from Australia. Paraschiva will claim the bronze medal.>>He looked so comfortable through that whole thing. I wonder if he has anything left in the tank.>>He looks happy to sit around with a towel on.>>I think he is spent.>>A great day for Australia’s Ben Farinazzo. There are years, the gold-medallist, in the background. Silver marble to Australia’s Matt Model. — silver medal. And the bronze medal will go to Paraschiva. There is Ben Farinazzo, the gold-medal is for the men’s IR6, four minute endurance. He has finished only two metres behind Matt Model who claims and silver, Paraschiva. 11 metres behind the winner, Ben Farinazzo.>>@ race. — at a tight race.>>I have been in that exact position. He worked so hard right next to the winner of his heat.>>They are proud of him, Ben — they are proud of him, Paraschiva. This will be the American winning the gold, Mark Perkins in the UK, winning silver. This is one of the tightest of races of the day. Bronze medallist, representing Estonia, Ergo Metz. ANNOUNCER:, Silver-medallist, representing the UK, Mark Perkins. Gold-medallist and Invictus Games is Sydney, from the United States of America, Ross Alewine! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>Back in 2018, back in June this year, he was made the ultimate champion. Here he is a gold-medallist. The Warriors games I speak of is the penthouse on style event and people compete in seven individual sports, archery, track and field, cycling, indoor rowing, shooting, a arrival and picture will — pistol, powerlifting and swimming and he also competed in two team sports, will chair basketball. — wheelchair. He retired at the end of last year. One his 30th birthday duty injury including four Achilles tendon ruptures, a traumatic brain injury and the crushing effects of PTSD. If it Ross Alewine said if he could, he would, returned to Afghanistan, serving alongside his brothers and sisters. From South Carolina, he wants to defend his ultimate champion title at the US warrior games next year. Two beautiful daughters. Getting into the business of recreational rehabilitation, our most recent recipient of a gold medal. That completes are four-minute endurance heats. And races. The next medal ceremony will be for the men’s IR6 category that we just saw, which was gold-medal to Ben Farinazzo who nicht just ahead of Matt Model. Paraschiva won the first heat, 11 metres behind Farinazzo from the previous heat. The four-minute insurance events come to an end. — endurance. You saw it at every race. What you experienced just off the champion last year in Toronto, just that whole it takes, physically.>>It is tough. A lot of the competitors have to turn around and get ready for the one minute. We will also see some amazing performances.>>Let’s get to the medal presentation for the IR6. Gold and silver to Australia and bronze to Paraschiva. Bronze medallist, representing Romania, the Chris — Dumitry-Nicolae Paraschiva. Silver-medallist, representing Australia, Matt Model! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Australia, Ben Farinazzo! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE . Let’s celebrate our medallists!>>They are definitely happy, aren’t they?>>Priceless. Ben Farinazzo, gold-medallist, here at the indoor rowing. Handshake with Matt Model. The Rumanian very wordy medallist also. For viewers and listeners, Curtis, moving from the four-minute Inje during the one minute sprint, what are we going to notice that is different — four-minute in durance.>>The strategy. They used to have to maintain it for four minutes. It is just rip and rip in the one minute. — enduranc. — grip and rip. Women’s IR2 and IR4, two representatives from Jordan Jord we have seen. These racers come every five minutes. We will see three races before the next medal ceremony. 62nd — 60 – second events. Mark Ormrod, he won gold for the four-minute in durance. — endurance. We also have Joel Rodriguez who was also earlier in the day. The bright red mohawk, Ryan Major, will be the only fresh one. The first of the one minute sprint this is just go like the clusters from the start?>>The hardest strokes are the first couple. Get their own machine after spinning, pull hard, get into a rhythm and go for gold.>>Dave Watson looking ready. Ryan Major looking focused. Next to that, Mark Ormrod, steely faced. The IR2 is coming up later where there is a eager field to take part. From the four-minute endurance events, we see the competitors get away fast and try to settle into a rhythm. –B Garfield. The pain shows. — bigger field. I hope you are enjoying our coverage, Invictus Games, 2018 Sydney. I am Andrew Moore with Invictus Games’ 2018 Ambassador, Curtis McGrath. We are about to go in the first of the sprint. 60 seconds, everything you have got. They start cleanly.>>You can see a noticeable difference already with the stroke rate.>>We just saw David Watson Nellie bursting out of his chest! There is Ryan Major with the mohawk.>>Then comes Joel Rodriguuz. We have got 32 seconds to go. Ryan Major struggling, Ormrod in front. Dave Watson in second, Ryan Major third. Ormrod out by 9m in the city — 62nd event. He is an amazing athlete, a triple amputee. Watson is not giving up, David Watson. Mark Ormrod heading for his second gold medal of the day. Five seconds to go. There is Watson, still fighting hard. But Ormrod wins his second gold of the day! Mark Ormrod beating David Watson, Ryan Major and Joel Rodriguuz. It is a 1- to finish again for the UK. 280m for Ormrod. 259 to David Watson, 244 Ryan Major, 150 Joel Rodriguuz. What a competitor he is.>>That was lightning fast. Mark Ormrod, that technique is pretty long, that is why he is so dominant.>>There it is officially. Mark Ormrod, 280m. David Watson, what about his effort? He never gave up. Finished at 259 to get the bronze. They will only award to medals. Ryan Major in third, 19 behind Watson. Rodriguez finishes in fourth position, 150m. That was impressive. That is so different to watching the 4-minute endurance, isn’t it?>>It is all go. You can see David Watson looking at the screen, they can see the competitors on it. You can see him looking to see how far to push himself to get past Mark, he left nothing out there.>>What a great start to the Sprint campaign.>>Congratulations. That was the biggest cheer we have seen so far in the indoor rowing Centre today. He must have a lot of family and friends here. It had do, I have three kids here, Ray relatives here to support me. — my relatives. I have lots of friends out here, just an epic experience. Really fantastic.>>It was coming from all sides of the venue. And after competing in the first heat, you had to watch the second four minutes. Which was longer? There can think the second went longer. A new watching the averages I had a pretty good chance. I was really happy with the race. I do is pulled my head up with 1.5 minutes to go. I thought Matt Model pop-up into second position. I was like, come on, let’s do this! I will punish you all the way to the line! Matt Model got me there.>>It was a terrific race. Congratulations.>>It is fantastic. I can’t believe it. Thank you, everybody.>>The gold-medallist. We have two competitors for the women’s IR2 event combined with the IR4. From Jordan, Amany Abdel Rahman and Al-Zwiri. And they will be racing in this 1-minute women’s sprint in conjunction with the IR4, which is Gabriel EM Graves-Wake and Sebastiana Lopez, who we saw earlier.>>Great to see them here. What a huge moment for them. At the couple of days, including the cycling. The first of the women’s sprints after Mark Ormrod completed his second gold medal. This is the women’s IR2 and IR4. We are away to a clean start. We will follow both Sebastiano there is. Sebastiana Lopez with Gabriel EM Graves-Wake. They are fighting at out in IR4. They are with our money Abdel-Rahman and Al-Zwiri. Dell reminding front. Lopez and Graves-Wake are going straight for stroke in the IR4 category halfway through this event. There is a 15 metre lead for our Dell remand. There is Lopez just in front of Graves-Wake. That is basically one stroke. 12 seconds to go and this race between the Americans is sensational. Seven seconds left. There is Gabriel Graves-Wake still behind Lopez. Dell remand is going to win the battle between those from Jordan. Time is up. The race is over. Gold medal to Sebastiana Lopez, 280m, six ahead of Graves-Wake, and then for Jordan, gold, Amany Abdel Rahman are in with 160m ahead of countrywoman Ulfat Yaseen Ahmad Al-Zwiri at 133. Further gold medal going to Sebastiano has. To grade races on both sides.>>The ladies have worked hard. The Jordanians had a really good battle at the start. At Dell reminding — Abdel-Rahman came ahead.>>In the end, she pulled ahead. With Lopez earlier, winning gold in the IR one women’s. An hour after winning medals yesterday in the cycling, she has won a gold medal here, 4m in front of Gabriel Graves-Wake.>>They would have been training together in the lead up to this event. Bragging rights almost.>>Brilliant stuff. Two gold medals on the one race. The first rowing gold medal for Jordan. Amany Abdel Rahman. That is hurt to our right on-screen. — that is her. This is interesting to get used to after the 4-minute event, the 1-minute race flying by. The next coming up shortly will be the men’s IR2, and Loretto delimiter a familiar face from winning a medal earlier. Sebastien Pradelier from France likewise. It will be interesting to watch as well. That is coming up very shortly. As you can see, the competitors just getting strapped into their chairs. A little delay here as front rugby in who won a gold medal earlier is struggling to get ready to go — Franck Robin. The medallist from this category in the endurance they will be fighting it out in the sprint as well.>>Their second chance to fight and stand on the podium. It will be a tough battle. Again, the Italians, quite a few Italians and French competitors in this wave.>>Franck Robin who won earlier, it is his fault Invictus Games. He won six gold and silver and two bronze. One of the most decorated veterans in Invictus Games history. One all six gold medals, a clean sweep in the men’s cycling and the hand cycling, indoor rowing, silver in Orlando and bronze in Toronto. Gold today. Looking per second one in the sprint. It must be hard to back up, though.>>Difficult with such an amazing effort yesterday.>>They prepare to race. Third event on the sprint program. 12 race for flight today. A nice round of applause for Amany Abdel Rahman and will fat Yassin Ahmad Al-Zwiri. We get under way the men’s IR2 race. The opening eight seconds, competitors just going as hard as they possibly can. That was Pradalier, now it is Careddu. Leading at the moment is the Loretto. 25 seconds gone. Now it is really belay in front. — Renny Boulle. Then it is Auricchio from Italy. The strain is showing bare on Pradalier. He is backing up, down in seventh position. Dave Innes has worked his way from second from SAC — worked his way to second from Canada. Five seconds to go! It is a very close finish! Time is up! Remy Boulle way wins the gold medal for front! Punches the air. That was very tight. Gold, France. Silva, Canada. Bronze come easily. Both hands in the air for Boulle. He has one basics to Dave Innes. Only another 4m away was Loretto Di Loreto, 228. Then came Robin, Di Loreto, Pradalier, Alessandro Recita. That was close.>>I competed against Boulle at the world champions this year. He said he would be here. He has established his mark in this event. Coming in fresh Blackie said with — coming in fresh like you said, taking out gold. Eyes shut, giving it everything he had. He celebrates a gold medal from France. So, what a race that was, basically between first and third, 10m covered the distance. Canada’s Dave Innes who did so well in the endurance event gets a medal here. The silver one. And a bronze medal to Loretto Di Loreto. Again, we thought earlier — we saw earlier today. There is the winner Remy Boulle. From France. And I love looking at his style. A narrow finish. It finished 6m ahead of Dave Innes.>>There was a few athletes with their eyes closed. It doesn’t necessarily matter what is on your screen in front of you. As long as you are pulling hard.>>Pty going well, to speed, if you have a chance to look at the screen.>>If you are not in front with 20 seconds to go, it is hard work and sometimes demoralising. I found that out first and last year in the IR4 1-minute road. Well done to Remy Boulle from France.>>He is ready to win another gold. The defending champion here in this category.>>Correct. He is a big man, or public strongest man in a wheelchair. Also competes outside of Invictus Games in disabled waterskiing. A man of many talents. A big man. Makes King Kong look like a midget.>>That is saying something. I have told you a million times not to exaggerate, Curtis. We will have a few medal presentations now. We are seeing competitors warmup for the next race, the men’s IR3 a gain some familiar faces with Luke Mitnick from the Netherlands who we thought earlier — Luuk Veltink. Veltink won silver. We has a medal presentations first. So, for the sprint, just ahead of those presentations, gold medal in the men’s IR one to Britain’s Mark Ormrod, silver to countrymen Dave Watson, women’s IR2, gold to Jordan’s Amany Abdel Rahman, and in the women’s IR4, gold to American Sebastiana Lopez. In the men’s IR2, gold to Frenchman Remy Boulle, silver to Canadian Dave Innes and bronze to Italy’s Loretto Di Loreto. Let’s get to the medal presentations.>>ANNOUNCER: The medals will be presented by Mr Don Fergus. I can representative. Bronze medallist, representing the United States of America, Ryan Major. (APPLAUSE) Silver-medallist, representing the United Kingdom, David Watson. (APPLAUSE) An amazing competitor and a happy one.>>Gold-medallist and in this game Sydney 2018 champion… From Jordan…>>UK. Jordan will have their moment shortly. (APPLAUSE) (APPL second of the day. Mark Ormrod. A triple amputee.>>ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games 2018 medallists!>>The crowd appreciate the greatness there, and you don’t want to use — overused word inspirational in a word — in an event like this because you could use it to every single competitor. He epitomises that word.>>It is hard to find words because they are all amazing, they have all done incredible things. Mark Ormrod, draped in the Royal Marines flag, and Dave Watson with the veterans charity flag there.>>I love watching him compete today, Dave Watson. It is his second Invictus Games. He joined the army in 2008, served in the Scots Guards, and during a tour in Afghanistan in 2010 he stepped in and the right explosive device and was discharged from the army four years ago. He claimed gold in discus and bronze in the shotput at the Toronto games in 2017. With his wife by his side, his son, and the first time he has included indoor rowing to his program. You can see Dave Watson at the athletics, that he had a real crack, no doubt about it.>>Glad he chose indoor rowing. He is good at it.>>Yes, he might be back next time, 2020 at the Hague in the Netherlands. Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Some local support there in the crowd.>>Another group of schoolchildren rowing in. Great to see their support here. Think there was something like six thousand on their way here today across the day.>>The New South Wales government and New South Wales education had a bit of a program to tell the schoolchildren of New South Wales about the Invictus Games.>>6000 students to experience Invictus Games this week. Hundreds of schoolchildren arriving today or the first day of school workshops at the Invictus Games 2018. What about this presentation here? A gold medal for the first time in rowing to Jordan. Amany Abdel Rahman, I think she is happy.>>Guaranteed.>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, from Jordan, Armani Akram Khalid Abdalla Rahmani! (APPLAUSE)(APPLAUSE). — Amany Akram Khaled Abdel Rahman. Let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists! (APPLAUSE) (APPLAUSE>>What about this moment? Not just the medal, but the fact that she and her countrywoman Al-Zwiri both competed for the first time.>>Amazing. The flag around both of them. A special moment for both of them, representing their country.>>We are going to see that more and more in years to come, hardware?>>Yeah.>>18 nations being represented here, which is a record, one more than we had at Toronto a year ago.>>500 competitors across those teams as well. A great spread. Some big countries here like the UK, US, Australia, lightest ever team. Poland debuting this year. — largest ever team.>>There was a nice moment from the entire week, a gold medal to Jordan’s Amany Akram Khaled Abdel Rahman. We will also have the presentation I believe for the men’s IR2, where an old competitor of Curtis’s, Remy Boulle of fronts, one gold. Silver to Dave Innes, and silver to Loretto Di Loreto, who earlier today finished second in the men’s IR2 4-minute endurance event.>>These are the competitors warming up for the next race, a much bigger field for the 1-minute sprint. Just event after a event, it flies by here are the Quaycentre. The boxing kangaroo has been prominent all day. Not dropping off in enthusiasm. The competitors just getting some advice. Well, we’ve heard from him once. We need to hear from them again. Jill gold-medallist Mark Ormrod with you.>>You told me he left a little bit in the cancer that sprint, and you needed every bit of it. — you let a little bit in the canned.>>Putting on the stage and have the crowd behind him like the rest of us, it gives you a boost and you perform at best.>>How much of a difference has that made out there today? You have won your second gold medal in the crowd absolutely loved it.>>I am so pleased with how it went. I came out here with a goal in mind and I have achieved that now, and I still have some events to go in the swimming and athletics but they are really happy with how things have gone so far.>>You are the first triple at BT survive Afghanistan. Do you look back, take time to reflect?>>I am a bit geeky, but every year around Christmas I sit down and I will spend a day or two writing out my goals for the following year and I look back and reflect if I have achieved their goals in the previous year, what I did, set the next one. It is nice to reflect. When times get hard and you think you are not making progress and you signify your outcome, it helps and makes a difference.>>We have love watching you today. Can’t wait to what you can be later in the week. Congratulations again.>>Thank you so much.>>That seems like a great piece of advice to anybody. Make your goals on Christmas Day. Better than the useless resolution by make on December 31 that end up going by the wayside on January 2.>>If you look at what he had gone through in the way he presents himself each time he does that, it is a lesson we can all learn. Wires, wise words.>>The structure has come out now for the next event, the men’s IR3, and Atlas Sallembien from France. We have competitors here on both sides, Vilba from Estonia, next to Sallembien. The liquor from Italy. The mix on the Netherlands. Nathan Parker, gold-medallist already today to Australia. We are under way in the men’s sprint. Going hard as they can write from the start. Out in front, to get us under way, it looks to be Bielobokov from the UK just ahead of Parker from Australia. Bielobokov, there he goes. Into third goes the Frenchman, and then there is Travadon just ahead of John Elliott Ayo from the United States. This Ukrainian is well in front with 15 seconds to go. Nathan Parker in the silver medal position. One seconds ago! This Ukrainian has won it easily! Oleksandr Bielobokov. 392m. He has smashed the field. Silver medal to Australian Nathan Parker, and he finished with 338. The silver medal to Frenchman Travadon, and David Travadon finished in third, 324. I am prepared to say that that arose from Alexander Dell because — Oleksandr Bielobokov is the most dominant we have seen all day.>>He came out with a great strategy and blitzed everyone, I can say that because 392m is a long, long way in one minute.>>You just don’t see, we haven’t seen in this brings anyone take off and be such a demanding position over a — after only 20 or 30m.>>Like I said, the physique of an indoor rowing event is a bit different from the water men and women. Silver medals Nathan Parker. He has had a day, absentee? 23 years of age, gold earlier, silver now against this man against a standard Bielobokov. He didn’t look like he was missing a beat. It was perfect rhythm. He barely looks out of breath. I won’t go that far. He will be sucking in the big ones. Bronze to David Travadon of fronts. It is this man’s moment.>>He is a very tall man.>>He is huge. Aleksander Bielobokov. He will have a draped around his neck in the next 15 minutes or so.>>Well done there. To all the competitors as well.>>That was a great race for the minor placings, but the gold medal was decided very, very early on. Bitmap it sure was. The Mac next up, we will feature your man from the UK, he won gold in the sprint last year. This is the IR4 category. There he is. The big man, and he looks determined.>>Nice guy.>>If you have just joined us on hired you are whatever streaming service you are watching us on — iView. Competitors have a flat seat with leg strapped to prevent movement of the knees. It sounds like the Beatles in the house.>>The crowd is getting into it as well.>>Hey Jude. Saw hundreds and hundreds of schoolkids who have made their way here. Now the preparations get under way to the tune of Mr McCartney and Kholo. — and co. Quite a big field of this event. The one to watch as the defending champion from the UK, Mark die. A field of 18 starters.>>At dominant fashion. 70 metres ahead.>>Medal ceremony coming up, the women’s IR4. This will be the American, Graves-Wake. Next to her countrywoman, Sebastiana Lopez. ANNOUNCER: From the United States of America, Sebastiano Lopez — Sebastiana Lopez! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE .>>Let’s celebrate our index has gained 2018 medallists!>>Victory at the indoor rowing. The US team. Stars and Stripes around their shoulders.>>The next medal ceremony will be for the men’s IR2 where the Frenchman won gold. I really tight race, beating Canada’s Dave Innes. Loreto Di Loreto was ten metres behind winning bronze. They are waving to their friends and family. There is Martin Tye, defending champion from the UK. There, from the USA. Signs that can be pointed at every competitor. We mentioned the schoolchildren here in force, part of an educational programme rights throughout the week. For them to appreciate what these games are about as opposed to Paralympics or a Olympic Games or any other major sporting events, get together anywhere around the world, the uniqueness of this event and what it means is a great ring to be learning at a young age.>>Great and important to see –a great thing.>>Great to see children supporting this — how able these athletes are. The cost of war and the adversity they have overcome and they are here representing their country once again.>>The next medal ceremony for the men’s IR2 sprint. Gold for France, silver for Canada and bronze the Italy.>>ANNOUNCER: Representing Italy, Loreto Di Loreto, bronze medallist.>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>ANNOUNCER: Silver-medallist, representing Canada, Dave Innes!>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist and Invictus Games 2018 champion, from France, Remy Boulle!>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games at Sydney 2018 medallists.>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>We have had so many highlights so far on this day. Nathan Parker, his gold-medal. Followed it up by a silver in the sprint, that was in the endurance. Australia trifecta. Ross Alewine for the United States. And that was Ben Farinazzo. And the British superstar, Mark Ormrod. Jordan’s first medal. Another American. Indoor rowing gold-medallist. As the crowd gets ready for the next event. It will be the men’s IR4 event. The warm-ups are continuing. Martin Tye is the defending champion, as we have mentioned, from the UK. Italy, USA, as Stonier, Poland, Jordan. — Estonia. Estonia have three competitors in this particular race. There is Chris Parks, from the USA. Next to the Italian, Mottola. The last event, we saw the most dominant performance of the entire day in either category and that was by Ukraine’s Oleksandr. He was over Nathan Parker who was four metres ahead of the bronze medallist but that was quite something. He will be close to replicating that over the next few events.>>It will be a sight to see if that happens. They are about to warm up now, getting ready.>>They are told to stop their warmup. We are seeing a few of the handshake.>>Pete Brown, the Australian, one gold earlier today — won. They are about to go for the men’s IR4 one minute sprint. Here we go. A clean start. Various Gutmann — there is Parks. The leader is Martin Tye, head of the Australian Pete Brown. It is Martin Tye had a Pete Brown. Dawes and head. — ahead. 15 seconds left. He is powering on. It is Martin Tye and Pete Brown, it looks like Martin Tye will defend his title, he has! And he knows it he has won it by three metres only. He has finished on 357 metres. A silver medal to the Australian Pete Brown finishing three metres back. 354. And then Pori of Estonia. Martin Tye was pushed all the way by Pete Brown. stroke or two. Pete Brown kept up. He looks like he needs a breeder. He come the official results.>>actually, Grashen gets the bronze medal, just ahead of Pori. Was a wonderful, very close one minute sprint. Martin Tye from the UK, the gold-medallist. Three metres only ahead of Australia’s Pete Brown and the bronze medal is to be an American Matthew Grashen. He looks like a very strong figure. I can see now what you are saying about Martin Tye’s physique and strength.>>He is a strong athlete. His main event is the power lifting. He should be very proud to come here and get them — get a gold medal in the indoor rowing.>>Wheel we see a great three powerlifting tomorrow?>>It is Wednesday, I believe. I notice is 500 metre split was somewhere in the vicinity of one minute and 19 seconds. We could have seen him go further with another little heat of time. Martin Tye, the winner.>>A bit of a shake of the head to indicate that was close.>>That was tight.>>The next event is the women’s IR3. This will be in conjunction with the IR5. There will be five more competitors in the IR3. Kristin Morris from the USA. It will be Blot from France. Emily Mysko. IR5 and IR3 editing. Emily Mysko has her beautiful daughter here. — IR5 and IR3 simultaneously.>>That is not coming off.>>She knows she is in their 460 seconds. — in the there. For 60 seconds. Five in contention for the IR5. Women’s IR3 and IR5 combined category race. As they are under way. The IR5, it is very tight. But perhaps the Australian, Emily Mysko is in front. Going for gold, Emily Mysko! UK is coming in third. Emily Mysko pulling in front in the IR5. It is Williamson in front in the IR3,. Here comes Stolberg. A very, very tight race stop in the IR3, it was gold to Daulaus. Difficult to see both at the same time. You see the motion for Emily Mysko. Right in front of her family, she has won her second gold for the day.>>She is proving to be a very strong athlete in this class. Again, another gold-medal performance from Emily Mysko.>>Everything about to be made at the show. She knows she has one, that is the shore. — she knows she has won.>>Earlier, Emily Mysko won the IR5 for the four-minute endurance. Blot from France. Gold in that division to Emily Mysko. There she goes, next to Marion Blot. The emotion with the victory. The there will be two medal presentations for both of those events within the one race. Incredible, we have had two dead heats in the one day.>>How does that happen, I’m not too sure.>>You presented the last one, didn’t you?>>We can incorporate both winners on the podium and celebrate their achievements jointly.>>Last time it was Rachel Williamson with Hannah Stolberg. Now, it is Rachel Williamson with Daulaus. Stolberg missed out. The men’s IR4 where Martin Tye, just ahead. The events continue. After the medal ceremony, we get to the men’s IR5 and then we have heats, two heats of the men’s IR6 and like we saw earlier with the IR6 for the endurance for the men, it was a big go over two races to see who could hold on. Gold and silver went in to the Australians who were in the first heat. The third came to the second heat to the Romain in. Here we are at Quay Centre for the Invictus Games 2018. — Romanian. Nathan Parker, the Australian, up there for a second time. Representing France, David Travadon. Silver-medallist, representing Australia, Nathan Parker. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, from the Ukraine, Oleksandr Bielobokov. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our in the scheme ‘s Sydney 2018 medallists. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>The Ukraine is happy. — celebrate our Invictus like Games. The silver-medallist Nathan Parker of Australia and bronze medallist from France, David Travadon. The next ceremony will be for the IR4 men wear gold went to the UK’s Martin Thai. Silver went to Australia’s Pete Brown. — Martin Tye. We are down to our last six flights or races, events. Having been here for the last 3.5 hours or so. I like the way they set up.>>People say, rowing, I see it in the gym but when you are here, you see the athletes and competitors altogether and you can see on the screen, they are trying hard. It is more spectator friendly and you actually expect.>>The people watching our coverage, there is a big screen in the centre of court, if you like. There is another screen that keeps the people here at the stadium up to date with where competitors are placed and that obviously works automatically through computer systems because you have a look at some of the names and the placings and they are swapping within milliseconds.>>Close races. Especially with a lot of athletes in their and trying to find out who is in front and who is having a battle. — in there.>>Martin Tye had a gold medal draped over his neck last year in Toronto. He will have it again in Sydney. He wins gold in the one minute sprint.>>ANNOUNCER: Bronze medallist, representing the United States of America, Matthew Grashen.>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE . (APPLAUSE)(APPLAUSE). Silver-med representing Australia, Pete Brown. (APPLAUSE)(APPLAUSE). Gold-medal Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion from the United Kingdom, Martin Tye! (APPLAUSE) . Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Indic is gained Sydney 2018 medallists! — out Invictus Games 2018 medallists! (APPLAUSE)>>Handshakes all round, Martin Tye gold, UK. He round, silver from Australia. Matthew Grashen, bronze, USA. The happy photos, happy snaps from the three medallists of the men’s IR4 one minute sprint. So, the next one, the men’s IR5, one minute sprint, and the IR5 category is competitors who are blind, have low vision or those with habitations or joint restriction in hands and lower legs. It will be a big field covering both sides as well.>>Rapidly had to wave in this division as well. A few athletes. Is that correct?>>The next couple of heats. We mention the most performance — dominant performance so far is leave a cold, and he is a personality, a man mountain — believe Alexander, congratulations on what was a dominant Vic to read. How much did that take out of you?>>TRANSLATION: I would like first of all although two supported me during all those games, I would like to extend my gratitude to Australia for hosting such an event and to Ukraine.>>We love your dance down the sideline after your victory. It was clearly a very proud moment for you.>>How much does it mean to you?>>>> TRANSLATION: It was a Ukrainian dance. There is a great Ukrainian community in Australia. They came here today to support me and the stunt was for them. This for Australians and all those who came here to support me. We all loved it. Congratulations again.>>Good job. And who would argue? Very big, very strong, very quick, very proud of Ukraine and a great personality to boot, which is terrific. Speaking with our report at Quaycentre. Athlete get to the men’s IR5 one minute sprint, and here it is the lineup. There we go again. We our only seconds away from this race. The 16th of the day. Indoor rowing at the Indic this game is 2018 — Invictus Games 2018. Chanting from the crowd. Both sides covered on the court here. Kurowski from Poland. Ready to go. The men’s IR5 division. Category.>>ANNOUNCER: Attention.>>They are away, and off to a clean start. This IR5 men’s one minute sprint. Head down, it going as hard as possible here. The various rhythms, the computer screen with the placings is swapping with every single stroke here at the moment. Out in front, have Ross Alewine, the gold-medallist from earlier, and he is leading Mark Perkins at the moment from the UK. Coming in third position in the 14 herd is Jordan. It is Ross Alewine in front from Mark Perkins. Dmytrenko in third from the UK. Eight seconds to go. Ross Alewine beating Perkins from the UK. Then comes eight Christensen in Denmark. Ross Alewine wins his second gold of the day. The American has done it again! Second gold medal. Ross Alewine in 372m. Mac Perkins second in 366. Christensen, great performance to finish third in 364m just ahead of the Ukraine. Ross Alewine or the second time today has won a gold medal.>>Is very happy. He jumped off a server when she had very loudly. — he jumped off he is ergo. A great performance to win by 6m in the end over Mac Perkins who finishes with silver again. Here come the official placings. Ross Alewine, 372, six ahead of Mark Perkins. Poul Christensen of Denmark, 364m, just ahead of the Ukraine, France, 1m head of Jordan, and” all the way through. — all the way through. Over page page — that was a wonderful win again by Ross Alewine and a great battle once again Matt Perkins.>>He displayed some good form there. Transitioning from the four minutes a bit different stroke rate, a bit higher intensity there. Good to see him get another win. Well, he believed, Ross Alewine, reasonably early.>>He never managed to get away. There we see Ross Alewine. The American never really broke away from Perkins who stayed with him. The rest of the field was swapping with every single stroke. He is happy. He is having a day out, that’s the shore. — that is for sure. We heard from an earlier after winning gold in the men’s injuries after the four minute mark. Now here he is with a gold medal over Mark Perkins. An outstanding finish.>>Time his finish really well. I saw him, through the list of competitors and got onto the podium. I was watching him in a 4-minute and he had really good form. It was more accurate in the one minute Rd. He has done well. It met a 1- to finish for the second time, Ross Alewine over Mark Perkins, USA goal, United kingdoms silver, and Denmark got bronze. I believe it is Denmark’s first medal of the day. Now we are going to have two heats coming up a little bit later, not too far away for the men’s IR6, just as it saw two heats for the IR6 in a 4-minute endurance event. We will have a medal invitations as well to get to. But that big field in the men’s IR5, Ross Alewine, Mark Perkins and Poul Christensen from Denmark claiming the bronze medal. He only won by 6m, and only 2m further back in third was Christensen. That was a heck of a race. Dick seen down, five to go. I hope you are enjoying the coverage of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. I am Andrew Moore with Curtis McGrath, Indic disk games Sydney Ambassador — Invictus Games ambassador. We are into our third day since the opening ceremony that was delayed because of those vicious storms around Sydney. Make any difference in a venue like this, which has been great. The atmosphere has been terrific.>>Good crowds have turned out. France have not — fans have not lost their voice, they are cheering every event on. It doesn’t matter whether their country is in the event or not. They are willing to cheer very loudly and congratulate, cheer them on. Pretty much all the events from now on a outer Sydney Olympic Park here at Homebush. This is one of the great venues.>>For those that can remember that 18 years ago, right near where the main track and Field took place at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Events were going on throughout this entire precinct. Whereas one of those venues now, this venue, Quaycentre. It was initially known as the state sports Centre. It has been around since the mid19 80s and has been usurped around the place with some other venues that things like international netball. Many sport is to be played here, basketball and netball. It is perfect for an event like this.>>The wheelchair rugby it championship was held here recently as well. You can see the wheelchair rugby event kick off on Wednesday.>>Olympic qualifying International badminton tournament here. It is a multisport, multipurpose venue. My children come here for speech night as well. It is very much multipurpose. Imagine earlier today, thousands of children, schoolchildren over the next few days that will be heading towards this briefing to take part in an educational program. The damp scam takes over — the dance camera takes over here at the Quaycentre. The program is terrific. For an event such as these, and we mentioned briefly before, hundreds of school students arriving today for the first day of school workshops, a joint initiative with the Department of Education and Department of Premier Cabinet in New South Wales. The Invictus Games education project was launched in August and provides a spurious is to more than 6000 New South Wales schools students offering them a unique opportunity to learn about inclusivity, mental health and resilience, and as part of the project, students from 185 primary schools, Central schools and secondary schools and schools for specific purposes have the opportunity to attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 port of additions, and the curriculum resources include a range of tasks, virtual learning experiences and participation opportunities for school students to engage with Indic — Invictus Games Sydney. It is terrific to have that education about what people go through, how they come through the other side. It is something that everyone should learn, whether they are young kids were rolled kids like me.>>That’s right. It important to get these cared — get these kids aware of the adversity that these competitors have been through and how important sport is to use as a vehicle for rehabilitation and recovery, goal setting, motivation and fit to send help. — fitness and health. I have been told they will be a re- presentation later on. One can only issue me because the PA announcer might have misspoken about the nation. Get the feeling that would be for the second gold medal that was won by Mark Ormrod where memory serves correctly they introduced him from Jordan.>>That might be redone a little bit later in the day. Meanwhile, the crowd enjoying the music. Waiting for the next of the events. It has been an exciting day. Both the endurance races and the other sprints. We have a couple of medal ceremonies coming up as well. They will be for the women’s IR3 and the women’s IR5. Dual gold medals upgrade dead heat to Sabrina Ilusha of France and Rachel Williamson of the UK, and also in the IR5, it would be a gold medal to Australia’s Emily Mysko, her second of the day. She did well in a cycling events yesterday as well. So, let’s get to the latest medal ceremony for the women’s IR 31 minute spread. — IR3. In fact, this is the IR5.>>ANNOUNCER: The medals will be presented by the client services manager of ticket checks. — Tiketek. Bronze medallist representing France, Marion Blot! (APPLAUSE) Silver-medallist Repp presenting the United States in America, Kristen Elizabeth Morris! (APPLAUSE) Gold-medallist at Invicta is games — Invictus Games 2018 Sydney champion, from Australia, Emily Mysko! (APPLAUSE)>>Mum has one too for you, Kelsey! Her daughter has been yesterday. Emily Mysko, second gold medal. (APPLAUSE)>>ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games 2018 Sydney medallists! (APPLAUSE) Golfer Australia. — gold for Australia. Smiles all round for the Australian. Coming up should be medal presentation for women IR3. It was a dead heat. Between Rachel Williamson of the UK and Sabrina at a launch from France. The next event, there will be two races. We have the women’s IR six. Currently, that is where my starting list expires. Hopefully we can get some starting with the Apple events 20 and 21 over the next 10 minutes or so. The medal ceremony coming up now for the women’s IR3.>>ANNOUNCER: The women’s Darren — the medal ceremony for the IR3. The medals will be presented by the honorable Stewart shares MP, New South Wales Minister for Western Sydney. New South Welshmen is the West connector New South Wales Minister for Sport. Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion representing France, Sabrina Daulaus! (APPLAUSE) Gold-medallist at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, from the United Kingdom, Rachel Williamson! (APPLAUSE) Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallist. (APPLAUSE)>>So, well done to the dual gold-medallist are, Rachel Williamson and Sabrina Daulaus. I stand corrected. There are only a few events remaining. We have the men’s IR6, two heats and the competitors are just coming out. Then the women’s IR six will be the last event. So, these 1-minute springs, two lots, big field in both again. Hadley discovered in a foreman and durance race, two of the three medallist came from first Fleet. It makes that right. It is a bit tricky in a second wave. Can’t quite see the results of the other competitors in the wave. I noticed the bronze medal from Romania is in the first wave here. He is just getting set up. Might change his outcome. Get on top this time. It is a different race, completely different race. Might have someone else on the top. That is Paraschiva who you are referring to. He finished not too far behind the winner is the end.>>Well, it has been a massive day, as we have a ready said, will Emily Mysko, she has won two gold medals today, including the sprint and the endurance. The runner-up in the IR5 for the women’s sprint was Kristin Morrison. Both are with me.>>Emily and Preston UN head to head yesterday at the cycling and have come in today again at the rowing. This swapped spot this time around. Emily with the gold and all. It seemed like a really special rivalry had built up.>>It is amazing to share the road and the roller at today. — rower. It is amazing.>>Become rider relit the different nations is something that strikes you.>>Absolutely. The fact that we have competitors and we are in competition on the field, but afterwards it is like we have known each other forever, just the best of trends.>>What about your little girl, Emily? She is here and stealing plenty of arts, eating plenty of TV time. How special is it having her here? — plenty of hearts, getting plenty of TV time. The Mac is just amazing.>>You have family here as well. It is a long journey for you to make but really special to have them here.>>Absolutely. My husband is here, which is really special because he is still in the military and he is deployed a lot. So to have him here, he is my number one fan.>>We can hear teen USA crowd loud and strong today. I think that wraps up your Invictus Games that is the, Emily, after an epic couple of days. What has the experience been like? Feedback it has wrapped up in me. I can sit can be a support an hour. The experience has been amazing. I have achieved things I never thought I would achieve. To finish it off with two gold medals is just… I have no words. Speechless. That is not something I usually have a problem with.>>Before you both go and continue your celebrations, Talitha bout the journey on the role of sport that has played in your rehabilitation.>>It as been something I have done a lot. I played soccer and then I got injured and could no longer do anything I used to do. Getting involved with the sport has made it so I can get back and in sport and meet amazing people and just have a blast.>>It has been a blast for us to what you both go there to head over the last two days. Congratulations to you both. Thank you for having a chat with us.>>That sums it up. Sharing a hard. The rivals on the court, on the road. They will have a bond forever.>>We just have Emily’s family walk past and they stopped and looked to the screens than they are really excited. They must be so proud of her.>>Here is the start list for heat one of the men’s IR6. I will do my best to get as mean names covered in the 62nd as possible. It is a big field. The competitors have stopped their warm-ups. They had been asked now to get ready. There is Damien Irish. Paul Langley from Australia. He looks relaxed. Ready to go. Jesse Costelloe. This is the first of two feeds. The man from Romania won his heat little earlier today. The third last race of the day. They are set. He is one of a scheduled to men’s IR6. 1-minute springs. — sprint.>>A very good physical start,. Ten seconds into the heat. The most metres over the two heats will be the winner. At the moment in front is Paraschiva, just ahead of John Hill of the UK who go back that it goes back to third. Paraschiva is only just in front. Damien Irish back in front. John Hill, Paraschiva, third place. The USA lead their UK. Paraschiva down to third. Paraschiva is up to second. Steven Bortle wins the race. A very tight race.>>So many changes all the way through the race. So hard to keep up with this many athletes. Steven Bortle from the United States, 367 metres.>>Fourth place with 360. First was 367. Here it comes officially. Agro one wins heat one, 367 metres. Paraschiva second and John Hill, third. Fifth was only two metres back! That top five is ridiculously close.>>Paul Langley.>>Best of the Australian finishers.>>Jesse Costelloe and Bani Omar from Jordan. That was terrific. Steven Bortle from USA, punching the air as he walks away. Second. Paraschiva. We know now that 367 metres is the landmark to beat going into the event which features a Ben Farinazzo in the second heat. The Australian. Having a hug with his teammate Damien Irish. Ben Farinazzo had a great interview this morning. A serious competitor at a big, beaming smile and excitement after his gold medal after the four-minute endurance event. The crowd is cheering here in Sydney, getting ready for heat number two. Matt Model who finished second was just on screen a little earlier. Going up against his mate Ben Farinazzo. Again, another big field. 367… 364 and 361 are the top three placings from the first heat. They will have to go very hard for the entire 60 seconds to match that. Paul Langley, down with Neve.>>Let’s start with what happened out there. That is some 60 seconds, how did it feel?>>Huge. Bligh and die. Bust out, hang on. — fly and die. Speed has been a big date in winning gold in the sailing yesterday. –>>It has been a big two-day.>>You guessed up to prepare, do your job and come out and do it again and again and again.>>I was speaking to your wife yesterday. She is so proud of where you are at. How special is it to have all of them here?>>Sensational. Unfortunately my daughter couldn’t get down — my son and my daughter but hopefully they can watch at home.>>A very Australian self-description.>>The second heat, Ben Farinazzo, gold-medallist from earlier. 367 metres is the one to beat. The race is under way, heat number two. Men’s IR6 one minute sprint. We have had 25 seconds at the race. In front at the moment is Rob Hufford. Matt Model! They are swapping stroke by stroke. It is Rob Hufford from the United States. Ben Farinazzo up to seconds.>>An amazing race!>>A dead heat! That will be enough for a joint gold medal between Ben Farinazzo from Australia with Ilnytskyi from Ukraine. Gold, silver and bronze will come from that heat.>>That is an amazing effort at they’re. Ben Farinazzo came through in the last 20 seconds to get a joint gold medal.>>Serhii Ilnytskyi is relieved. Bronze will go to Matt Model. Only two metres behind them. The three medallists coming from heat number two. Boro — Ben Farinazzo wins his second of the day. He has had a big day, Paul Langley. Sailing and rowing. What a moment. He gave it everything he had, Serhii Ilnytskyi from Ukraine. The bronze will go to Matt Model of Australia . Lots of hugging going on. He has found his feet, Serhii Ilnytskyi. Watching their digital readout we were getting through that race, every position, especially the top five, was changing with every stroke.>>You really couldn’t call it until the race was over.>>Gold to both Ben Farinazzo and Serhii Ilnytskyi. Only two metres behind them was Matt Model. All that is left is the women’s IR6 event and that will come up shortly. I think we will have some medal presentations first. He spent a bit of time today with his thumb in the air, Ben Farinazzo. The emotion of the win. Another gold this afternoon for Australia. The crowd stays on. That was outstanding. Just to watch, Curtis, the physical nature of what was going on down there but to look at our digital readout and see it flipping so frantically, it was quite something. Certainly the standout in that particular aspect of the day. One event to go. Medal ceremonies coming up. Pete Brown has done it nicely today.>>Yeah, a gold and a silver around his neck today.>>More Australian fans looking on as we go to another medal ceremony in the Quay Centre.>>ANNOUNCER: the medal ceremony for the men’s IR5 one minute sprint. Bronze medallist, representing Denmark, Poul Overgaard Dich Christensen!>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>ANNOUNCER: Silver-medallist, representing the United Kingdom, Mark Perkins.>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist at in the disk games Sydney 2018 champion, from the United States of America, Ross Alewine! — at the in it disk Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Ladies and gentlemen, celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallist!>>>>Ross Alewine, two gold medals today. He won it by only six metres over Mark Perkins and only two metres back with the Danish Poul Overgaard Dich Christensen with the bronze medal. , that was in the men’s IR5, the most recent event the men’s IR6. It was gold jointly won with a dead heat. Australia’s Ben Farinazzo and Ukraine’s Ilnytskyi. We have just had three dead heats today.>>It just goes to show how close they can be. Being rewarded so well for their efforts.>>I believe there is only one race to go.>>Yeah, the women’s IR6 one minute sprint. We will be see another Australian whitewash?>>We had exactly that earlier. One, two, three Australian finish. Whether that will change, time will tell. In the women’s IR6, for the 400, four-minute insurance and — endurance event. We had silver to Tiff White, and in relation to the last event, the men’s IR6 spread we have just had, finishing fourth for the race in the end was Rob Hufford to the USA. It will be a silver medal to Matt Model who finished behind the gold pair. Then Rob Hufford. Oh, the dab is still in. My kids told me it was out. There are the gold-medallists from earlier today. Emma Kadziolka.>>It is always nice to be able to present a medal to these competitors.>>So you are doing it for the women’s evident as well?>>This event right here, that’s right.>>They line up. There is Altermese Kendrick from the USA. The last flight of the day. Again, the crowd is still making plenty of noise. This final event, the competitors will get a chance to warm up as we get to our next medal ceremony here at Quay Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, and head of the final race of the day. This will be, this medal ceremony will be for the double gold with Australia and Ukraine, silver to Australia and bronze to the USA.>>ANNOUNCER: Bronze medallist, representing the United States of America, Rob Hufford!>>CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>ANNOUNCER: Silver-medallist, representing Australia, Matt Model! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>>>Two gold medals coming up…>>ANNOUNCER: Gold-medallist at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, from Australia, Ben Farinazzo! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>ANNOUNCER: gold-medallist and Invictus Games 2018 champion, Serhii Ilnytskyi! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>The flag bearer from the opening ceremony and Ukraine’s team captain at 48 years young. Invictus Games gold-medallist.>>ANNOUNCER: Lets celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE>>As they hug it out, the four of them. Australia gets a gold and a silver. Ben Farinazzo, his second gold medal of the day, sharing it with Serhii Ilnytskyi from Ukraine. Let’s get to the starters’ list for the women’s IR6. The best part of the field. Medals up for grabs. Ready to go. 60 seconds. Brandi Evans got off to a good start. Leading the way looks to be Jennifer Collins of the UK. It is all over the place. Tiff White and the Australian Sarah Petchell are swapping stroke for stroke. It is Australia one, two, three at the present time. And then it is Joe Einar Robb from Canada. What I raise this is, 15 seconds to go. — Joanna Robb. Tiff White in front. Five seconds to go to stop it is by seconds to go. It is Tiff White, Emma Kadziolka, old fort Tiff White! She has won it by 14 metres. — gold for Tiff White. Sarah Petchell finishes with a bronze medal. They all finished one, two, three in the four-minute endurance race. This time it is one, two, three again but the order is different. They are overcome with emotion and fatigue. Golds to Australia’s Tiff White, a silver medal to am — — Emma Kadziolka and bronze to Sarah Petchell. Another exciting events to finish the day. A mixture of smile and complete and utter exhaustion. Tiff White, 14 metres at head of Emma Kadziolka. Sarah Petchell third, just two metres at head of Canada’s Joanna Robb. Not much between all of them, really. My colleague Curtis McGrath is not in the box at the moment because he will be awarding the medals for this last race. There is going to be an extra ceremony as well, as I mentioned before. This will be for Mark Ormrod where the announcer and asked him to be from a different country earlier. The Australians have enjoyed a wonderful finisher the programme hero at the indoor rowing. They had a trifecta earlier in the four-minute endurance event and again in the one minute event. After 19 fabulous flights, all races, here at Quay Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. This venue itself will be transformed for volleyball later in the day. As the events of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 continue. The indoor rowing has been a great success before a good crowd. Great excitement, great emotion. With two medal ceremonies to go, she is enjoying a lap of honour here, Tiff White. She will have to go backstage and then emerge to get the gold medal place over her neck by Curtis McGrath, an ambassador for the Invictus Games Sydney. Ben Farinazzo has had two gold medals today. The youngsters have come along as part of that and educational programme. They are staying right till the end as well. A lot of sunglasses between them. — program. Format lists from the IR6 men’s race that came in the second heat. –4.>>Congratulations, what a race. Did you realise how close it was with Ben alongside you?>>84 the congratulations. It was an incredible race. I didn’t see anything. I looked over on my monitor and I tried to give the best result. The best result is the same as then. I congratulated Benjamin as well.>>Love you, brother.>>– it came down to the last six strokes. To have matched them with a silver as well. It was terrific. — Matt.>>How special is to have your here?>>They have won this. I said it wasn’t about the medals and just to have your family there, they deserve it, they have got me here.>>You were the Ukrainian flag bearer. How special is this for the whole team?>>I will say that I am team leader of Ukraine. I am really happy that I gave them two gold medals today. It is the third medal of our team in this competition. I want to say thank you to my friends and family who support me during preparation, training, before this competition. Before this game, my wife is, I know that she worries about me because I have some injuries and problems but I am really happy to be here. Thank you, all.>>Congratulations again to both of you. Thank you for talking to us.>>They might represent different nations but I guess they share similar stories. Fantastic camaraderie. On Ben, he is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force academy, was ducks of his graduating class. — dux. He trained to become an interpreter in Indonesia, a translator. He was among the first troops deployed on the ground in East Timor when violence erupted after the independence vote 19 years ago and was confronted by horrific scenes. Those horrors tormented then ever since and were left untreated for about 15 years. He was discharged in 2002 and he was hop hospitalised with depression for over a year. He broke is neck and back in five places after an accident mountain biking subsequently. His wife and three children have managed to get him through it. We will also he hit — see him in the powerlifting and that smile and that joy. He is a long way removed from the tail we just told. It is gold, silver and bronze to Australia, and in a replay of the ceremony of the men’s IR one where Britain’s Mark Ormrod from the UK won gold, and silver to Dave Watson from the UK. But because of a error in the presentation initially, that will be redone. Curtis McGrath will be presenting the medals. Let’s get to our final medal ceremonies of the day, Australia, gold, silver and bronze for the women’s IR six.>>ANNOUNCER: The medals will be presented by Mr Curtis McGrath. Ambassador Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Bronze medallist, representing Australia, Sarah Petchell! (APPLAUSE) Silver-medallists, representing Australia, MIT shocker! — M! — Emma. (APPLAUSE) (APPLAUSE). Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Australia, Tiff White! (APPLAUSE) (APPLAUSE). Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Indic skeins Sydney — Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists! (APPLAUSE) (APP>>A great moment for any nation when you can go one, two, three. Gold-medallist Tiff White, silver medal, bronze medal Sarah Petchell. You can see before she received a bronze, Ben Farinazzo gets into a bit of jiving. Sarah Petchell looked very emotional before accepting her bronze medal earlier. We have the ceremonies of the men’s IR one and that will complete our program for the indoor rowing Invictus Games Sydney 2018. That will take place very shortly. Cleanup operation is under way on the floor here at Quaycentre. And the medals will re-emerge very shortly hear for one of the more successful competitors of the day, Britain’s Mark Ormrod. He won in pretty commanding style, the men’s IR one 400, 4-minute endurance and also the 1-minute sprint, one in both. He did so in grand style, beating his fellow Brit, David Watson in both events. So that is to come with a final medal ceremony here at the indoor rowing. Men’s IR one, gold and silver, UK.>>ANNOUNCER: Men’s ire one 1-minute sprint.>>Various Mark Ormrod followed by David Watson. Curtis McGrath again to do the medal presentation.>>ANNOUNCER: The medals will be presented by Mr Curtis McGrath, Ambassador for the Sydney Invictus Games 2018. Silver-medallist representing the United Kingdom, David Watson! (APPLAUSE) (APPLAUSE). (APPLAUSE)(APPLAUSE). Gold-medal Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion from the United Kingdom, Mark Ormrod! (APPLAUSE)(APPLAUSE). Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists!>>He has had a huge day, Mark Ormrod. There is his family. Enjoying it all. The third time he has had a gold medal put around his neck, but only the second he can keep. All smiles there compatriot David Watson. What a day it has been. Here at the indoor rowing. The crowd will make its way out of here, at the competitors I dare say will remain here behind the scenes for some time to come. You can see down to the right of your screen the Australian team is still there, but we have had 19 events throughout the day. Let’s get to the highlights now of what has been a sensational day of rowing at Invictus games 2018 Sydney. From the USA… Gold-medal to Emma, there is the first, one, two, three finish between her, Sarah Petchell and Tiff White. They have had some great races. Ross Alewine from the USA, one of the stars of the day. He won two gold medals. He won two gold medals. Chilling out. Accepting the gold, Mark Ormrod. Lopez from the US, success in cycling and rowing. David William from France winning a gold. Jordan but the first-ever competitors. First-ever gold medal. Martin Tye wins gold in the IR4 sprint. This was the performance of the day, I reckon. Ukraine celebrating. 48 years of age, equal gold-medal with the Australian. Finishes with an Australian one, two, three finish, gold per Tiff White, silver to Emma and bronze to Sarah Petchell. What a day it has been. 19 events, gold medals have been handed out, a terrific crowd and a great atmosphere yet the indoor rowing the 2018 at the Invictus Games. On behalf of Curtis McGrath, on behalf of our great crew, I am Andrew Moore. Stay tuned for the Invictus Games.

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