The first Invictus Games Sydney 2018 gold medalists were awarded their medals by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Added: 16 January 2019
During the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, competitors from France were awarded the first gold medals of the Games by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The French team, made up of Cedric Arci and Mickael Ranchin, took gold in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, in which 12 nations went head-to-head in a test of driving and navigation skills. Watched by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, comprising of a driver and navigator completed challenges in a Jaguar I-PACE - the all-electric car's Australian debut. Challenges included driving through a water slalom obstacle and a 'smart cone' course.
Australia, represented by Craig McGrath and Scott Reynolds, took silver and the UK's team of Mark Perkins and Daniel Bingley took bronze.
"Having been Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games since they were founded in 2014, everyone at Jaguar Land Rover is hugely passionate about this event. On behalf of all our employees, I’d like to congratulate today’s medallists and wish all competitors the best of luck for what promises to be a memorable and inspiring week of competition in Sydney."
Professor Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO
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