A former private in the army, Lindsay was paralysed from the chest down in a road accident almost 10 years ago and said to win gold in the IT5 wheelchair 100m final at the Invictus Games in Canada was “one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.”
Taking part in the games, she says, has given her a goal and a purpose.
As well as the gold, she met HRH Prince Harry and achieved a personal best in the four-minute endurance rowing.
For more on this story, read the mid October issue of Viewpoint Magazine, due out on 12 October.
Invictus Games fact file:
The third Invictus Games opened in Canada with speeches from Prince Harry, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and actor Mike Myers.
The games bring together servicemen and women – both serving and veteran – from 13 nations including the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
The first games marked the beginning of a legacy programme to support accessibility of adaptive sport and further employment opportunities for transitioning servicemen and women leaving the armed forces.
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