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Curtis McGrath OAM

Curtis served in the Australian Army as a combat engineer for six years. In 2012 Curtis stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol, taking both his legs. 20min after the explosion, Curtis famously said that “you will see me in the Paralympics.”

The Invictus spirit runs through Curtis’ veins. Having captained the Australian team at the inaugural Invictus Games in London, Curtis went on to compete in the 2016 & 2017 Games, and was an ambassador at Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

“The Invictus Games became an important part of my life and my rehabilitation,” he said. “For me, it gave me a purpose. I’d been thrown this huge curve ball, and sport opened up this world of opportunities to me that I never knew was coming, and that became my life. And it is my life now.”