Invictus Games: ‘I want this to go on and on forever’

Invictus Games competitor Jo Morris

Invictus Games competitor Jo Morris - Credit: Sophie Morton

Despite narrowly missing out on a medal, cyclist Jo Morris intends to return to the “special” Invictus Games next year.

Jo narrowly missed out on a medal in the road race

Jo narrowly missed out on a medal in the road race - Credit: Sophie Morton

She finished the women’s road race - a 40 minute, nine lap ride around Lee Valley VeloPark - in fourth position, but maintains that the legacy of the Invictus Games is the most important thing.

“It’s all about making the public aware of what happens to us,” she said.

Jo, a driver with the Royal Logistics Corps, finished her race unsure of her final positioning.

“It’s a mixed race, and I either came third or fourth,” she said moments after coming off the track.

“I’d be happy with either, though, as I couldn’t have done any better.”

Cycling wasn’t the only event Jo took part in; she also represented the British team in yesterday’s archery competition.

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“I was knocked out by the Dane who eventually won, so I don’t mind that,” she said.

Jo also had a lot of praise for charity Help for Heroes, as well as the military hospitals that have helped soldiers recover from injury and trauma and enable some, like herself, to still be able to serve.

“If it wasn’t for them, none of us would be here today,” she said.

“I’m going to keep promoting it, I want this to go on and on forever.”

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