Daily Recap

Day 4 - 23 October 2018

From the tennis court to the pool, competitors will be making waves on Day 4 of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

Wheelchair tennis is not a formal medal sport at Invictus Games Sydney 2018, but that won’t make the competition any less fierce as mixed and single gender doubles teams smash and volley their way around the court. Seven teams have entered the two day event, two team each from Australia, New Zealand and the USA and a team comprising competitors from two nations.

Powerlifting is a strength competition. The effort as each competitor attempts to lift the most weight is one of the purest measures of ability and a compelling contest of strength and focus.

Swimming at the Invictus Games is a showcase of can-do attitude and determination as competitors challenge their rivals in the pool.

Make no mistake, sitting volleyball is no leisurely pursuit. this event requires lightning-fast reflexes as mixed teams of six bump, set, spike and slide whilst at all times keeping at least one buttock in contact with the floor. On Monday 22 October all 12 teams will play twice across the three sessions. The host nation starts their campaign against Poland in the afternoon session, while Poland and France are the first match in the morning session.

Video recap

Spectators were dancing in their seats as competitors put on a show at the swimming heats on Tuesday.

Image of the day

Eyes on the ball – David Dardzuli of Georgia reaches for the ball during the sitting volleyball final in which Georgia defeated the UK 2-0. Photo: Getty Images/Invictus Games Sydney 2018.