Medal rush for region’s competitors taking part in Invictus Games

A YORKSHIRE veteran struck gold at the Invictus Games yesterday, taking first place in an archery final against a British teammate.

David Hubber won gold in the Invictus Games

Wheelchair user David Hubber, of Ripon, who served in the Royal Logistics Corps, won the mixed recurve archery gold medal, after going head to head with another member of Team GB, Gary Prout, in the finals at Olympic Park yesterday.

Mr Hubber, a member of Harrogate and Thirsk archery clubs, who was injured in 2001 while playing ice hockey for the army, later competed alongside Mr Prout, winning a second gold as part of the GB team in the recurve mixed team event.

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Yorkshire’s medal success continued with Mikey Hall, of Richmond, who won bronze in the individual compound archery event against Britain’s Carl Harding. Mr Hall, who broke his neck and back after falling on an assault course near Catterick Garrison in 2000, also competed as part of the British team in the compound final, finishing with a gold medal over the United States.

The Games, which began on Thursday, see injured and sick servicemen and women from around the world go head to head in four days of competition.

Two further Yorkshire veterans will compete in the swimming on Sunday, David Wiseman, of Tadcaster, and Rob Cromey-Hawke, 30, of Cowling,