Invictus Games Sydney 2018: Day 7 – Athletics (Stream 1)
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Invictus Games Sydney 2018: Day 7 – Athletics (Stream 1)

August 20, 2019


This program is live captioned by Red Bee Media. It is an overcast morning on this Friday in Sydney. It is wonderful to have your company at the athletic centre at Sydney Olympic Park or day two, the final day of track and field at Invictus Games Sydney 2018. I’m Quentin Halys we have a huge day of action on the track, and in the field. We had a wonderful first hour of athletics yesterday and yet again, plenty of colour. — first day. We have young competitors with exhibition races that will go along with this top-level competition that we have seen from our wounded warriors across all of the sports, but athletics is the most popular sport here at the games, as far as competitors trying to test their body against one of the oldest sports known to mankind. Some great test of athletic skill today, the 1500 metres will really put them to their limits. The 100 metre dash in both the men and women as well as the shot put, discus, long jump in the field. That is this morning. Then we have a break before the third and final session of the athletics this evening, with all 100 metre finals, the 400m continues, and the relay is always dramatic. And further action in the field. Great to see some schoolkids in, along with plenty of other fans down the home straight here. Pretty warm conditions in the middle of yesterday, but those flags show you it is easier and cooler today, expected to get to 22. Not there yet. Pleasant enough, if you have a coat or a little pullover. Perhaps the athletes will have to warmup quite diligently this morning, because it is just a little cooler than was the case yesterday. There is Damien irish who we saw late in the day yesterday, he will be engaged in the shot put. — Irish. So much happening today across the event. Let’s tell you about what better — this athletics meeting is all about. Athletics is one of the most popular sports at the Invictus Games, featuring competitors in wheelchairs, with statics, all with the insist — assistance of sighted guides. Track events cover distances from 100m to 1500 metres, as well as 4x100m mixed and relays. Competitors in tracker allocated into one of seven categories. Competitors compete either standing or in a racing wheelchair, with IT1 for the most physically compared — physically impaired up to IT7 for competitors with nonphysical conditions, chronic conditions or hearing or other mild impairment. IT6 is for competitors who are blind or have low vision. Field events include discus and shotput, with long jump making its Invictus Games debut in Sydney. There are seven categories in the throwing events, with competitors either standing or sitting, depending on their injuries. Competitors in the long jump are divided into five categories.>>So, that is what we are all about and we will keep you informed through the day to try to make it as easy as possible to understand the classification system through the track and field events here at Sydney Olympic Park’s athletic centre. We are going to start in the field today. You can see down at that northern end of the stadium, with competitors in the shotput 40 IF4 class, about two get themselves into action. — for the IF4 class. Lots of these athletes we have seen throughout the competition, in the discus yesterday, many of them involved in the powerlifting as well. There are some pretty strong upper bodies that will be on display here. By that deduction, you would have to think we would get some good distances out there. But of course it is not all about the brawn, it is about the technique as well. A great meeting place between the strength of upper body and the technique through the circle, is going to be the challenge, I would suggest, here, for the likes of Phillip Fong and his men around him, who are going to try to throw the shotput as far as they can into the infield. The breeze just making it a little cool here. Linton hull alongside 3-time Paralympian Brad Scott, to bring you day two. — Quentin Hull. The final day of track and feel that this Invictus Games, Sydney 2018. That, you are recovered from yesterday and ready for a big day today?>>How good was yesterday? Some of the events by these competitors was outstanding. A few highlights, I have no doubt there will be plenty of highlights from the action here today at the track. We begin with the shotput.>>As much as you are a man of track pursuits, I must admit, having seen this big man in the discus cage yesterday, and a lot of these men in the rolling as well as the powerlifting, great to see our servicemen and servicewomen ready for action as well here today. The first event, the men’s shotput. There is some strength. I wonder how the technique is?>>That will be the interesting thing to see. A lot of power. It is a very technical event as well. You will see the competitors here giving its peril. It will be interesting to see some go for the rotational, rather than just the push out of the ring. On screen, our competitors are ready to launch into the circle for the competition. The UK has had a very good game, dominant across-the-board here yesterday. The Aussies also did a good job. We saw Middle won by a Raqqa, Jordan, Ukraine. — medals won by Iraq. That is the great thing about track and field, it is the sport which is the most diverse from around the world. We see competitors from all around the world testing themselves in that pursuit of running, be it with natural legs or prosthetics. And then, for those who have had heavy recoveries, have used the strength to get themselves back into assimilated life. We have seen it in the powerlifting. We have seen it in the rolling. Why not try yourselves here with the shotput as well?>>Yesterday we saw rock to scare any from Canada, not be quickest competitor on the track, but he said, everybody is embracing me, we are a big Tamil, everybody is embracing me as one. — John Tescione. This is an open event. Some with mild balancing payments. Some, potentially, amputees. — balance impairments. But they are able to stand up and pushed that shot as far as they can. So, the competitors ready to go here, in this cool conditions. Roberts Patenaude of Canada second into the circle. — Roberts.>>Plenty of strapping there.>>I wonder how everybody is holding up. As mentioned, a lot of these competitors have had a very, very big week.>>Can see the arm coming a little bit away from the cheek or the neck a bit too soon them out.>>The technical side of this sport is one that is probably a bit underestimated, really.>>Balance in China to. — Valentin Chinaute. Competitors moving through pretty quickly here. I suggest that these might be the warm-ups. Are they measuring these, Brad? Just trying to look at the officials. I think they are measuring. Just not getting any readings as yet.>>Damien Irish comedy gold-medallist on the discus yesterday, you were wondering about the different techniques. The big man from North Queensland.>>You can tell he has been doing it for a while, the mud skipper. Great rotation out of the circle. Just helps, getting a bit more momentum into your push. You should remember, too, it is hard to stay inside the circle, it is you must stay inside the circle for the shot to be legal. If you step outside, it is a red flag.>>Tell us a bit about this event, Brad. It is an event close to your heart, a man who has dealt with cerebral palsy throughout his life. This big little warriors relay event is something that is going to highlight some youngsters that you can really relate to in your early part of your life.>>You can see a list of 16 names here, each of which has a form of cerebral palsy, ball bearing in degree of — degree of severity. Cerebral palsy is a brain injury. It affects your movement, speech, and sometimes your intellectual capacity. But as you can see, these youngsters are really raring and ready to go. The Little Warriors are not using their cerebral palsy as an excuse here. Now try to go out and show the audience what they have to offer.>>We have four teams here. Looks like Mali Lovell will be the second runner of the girls teams. It is boy versus girl here. On the inside, we have Holly Saunders, and then the two lads in the middle, Cameron Murray and Ryan Conroy. Mali Lovell is going to start for the girls seem. Can you explain a little of the rigs we have behind our lead runners, and it is going to be a special way to finish the relay, isn’t it?>>They are a new addition to Paralympic athletics. They are known as race runners. How race runners work is, they use their feet, and you can probably see there, there is a little pad over the handlebars. The competitors lean into those pads to balance themselves, because these little athletes might struggle with a little bit of talents. — balance. It is an easy way to stay standing but they can still use their legs.>>Just working out who should be in which lane.>>Happy man, there.>>I had them lining up as Murray on the inside, then Saunders, Conrad and Mali Lovell stop but the two boys were next to each other them to go. — aid moment ago.>>A little concerned, didn’t want Holly to be in the wrong spot. There they are at the other end. The closest to camera is Indi Cooper who will be running the second leg for the second of the girls teams. Not the traditional relay where they start at the 400 metre mark and do a lap of the course here. Uplands down the home straight. For this Little Big Mac warriors relay.>>I would have loved to have had an event like this when I was a youngster. It is great to see cerebral palsy being put out in the spotlight.>>In fact, they are starting at the finish line. So, in fact, the first runner here is Ryan Conroy, and he is surging out. On the inside of him, Cameron Murray. Looks like Conroy and Murray have started well. Gessr and now Declan barred.>>Look at the smile on him.>>Fantastic to see the delight. Running a very good second leg here, for that first boys team. He will hand over to Cody sees B. Various Josh Watts, who has received a tag, and he is under way. — there is Josh Warton. Some are getting is running a very good third leg. — Summer Geddings. She is on the far right of camera, charging through. Cody Sneesby, final leg. Race runners, fantastic. And there is to camera, on the left-hand side of screen. Look at this little man go, charging through on the inside, that is Aaron Keith. Then that is Monica Carney, trying her level best with these, what did you call them? Race runners.>>They are supported by a pad on their chest, as you can see. Look at the technique, lifting their knees.>>That is Alex Coons, trying his level best. There is Aaron Keith getting to the line. Well done, young man. Great reaction from the crowd as well.>>Very proud.>>As you would be. Hard enough running 100m, let alone having to push the race runner down the straight as well. On the outside is Gigi Dihannan.>>So close.>>Almost going to hit the line together. Call it a dead heat for third, I reckon. Why not?>>The Little Big Warriors, all about trying to inspire and make life a little bit easier for those who have started it with cerebral palsy, which you know all about, Brad.>>You can see, they are definitely not using their cerebral palsy as an excuse. They have come out here on such a big stage, and put out an amazing effort. With those tricycles there, the race runners, that is a new addition to the Paralympic movement, and we are probably going to see that on the international stage in the next few years to come.>>A great way to really kick off the day here. Give us another reminder as to the Invictus spirit, and what we are all about.>>Look at that smile.>>The ground has built up well. They are showing their appreciation. Fantastic.>>They were probably not expecting that at the start of the program today. As you said, it is a great way to start it. An emotional way to start it. It means so much to these young athletes, who one day can hopefully become Paralympians.>>What was one of the key factors in your up ringing, Brad, as you were trying to get the best out of yourself? — upbringing.>>Understanding the fact that anything is possible, that your disability doesn’t limit your ability. At the end of the day, if you really want to do something, you can go out there and try for it and that is all that matters. And I was lucky to have people in my life to support me through that, and we can see that here with these youngsters. So much support for them. They have to do the work, and aren’t they doing it well, putting in an amazing effort on the track today. Don’t you just love seeing that?>>Look at the knee lift, look at the drive.>>He was great, that is Aaron Keith, I fancy, on the inside there, powering along. He has got the gear. Well done, young man.>>He might be a star of the future, I think. They all might be.>>Well done. Just soaking it all up, too. Great they have been given an extra moment to really see the crowd and see the joy that the fans have got here in their efforts.>>I don’t think they want to leave the track.>>Well, the thing is, Brad, they’ve got another 100m to go here.>>They do.>>We have had the relay and now we are going to have the 100m race.>>They have already put in an amazing effort and now they have to go back out there and do it all again. And with cerebral palsy, you might have a few balance issues or a bit of difficulty getting around. But you can see from this ambulance athletes here, it looks like the race runners will not be competing in this straight vinyl for the 100 metre dash. — ambulant athletes. They are sitting on their blocks, ready to go. Some amazing techniques out there. You can see that some of these competitors have been doing the sport and competing in the sport of athletics. Time already. — athletics for some time. Myself, I didn’t start running until I was 16. These athletes have a much bigger hand than myself. It was about getting the right people around me to help me. No doubt you can see that is what they have right now. A few thoughts, thinking about what they are going to do as they come down this home straight. Now the crowd is really starting to get up.>>This might be a mad dash for all of them, whether these competitors from the relay are just in position to watch, law, no, looks like they are going to run. — watch, or, no. Maybe after the exertion of our four athletes anchoring the relays, it is probably the better idea to think, they have done enough. So we will give these guys another chance.>>Getting their callout now to the audience. You can see how excited he is. Such a great moments.>>So, here is Mali Lovell.>>Here’s younger brother of Sabella, who is about to be introduced. There is some sibling rivalry they are. — there. Katie Burnett. She is ready to go.>>There is a race inside the race here. Declan Budd introduced. The Wartons in lane three and four. No older sister wants to let her younger brother when, and vice-versa.>>Can you imagine the trip home?>>Whoa, show us the guns, young man!>>Taking the opportunity in front of the camera.>>She is pumped.>>You can see Cameron has a support for his lower left leg.>>I had to wear one of those great couple of years, it is called and AFO, or a split. Helps with muscle control in the foot. Remember, all these competitors have cerebral palsy.>>A dozen of them ready to dash down the home straight. Good luck. Young men and women.>>Everybody giving it their best. I reckon that is Conroy in the lead. He is charging away. Murray did well on the outside as well. And who won the battle of the siblings? Didn’t quite catch them in the flurry across the line.>>Might have to watch the replay on that one.>>It will be the topic of debate over the dinner table at the Warton residence this evening.>>How good was that? It is all about the flurry of action, really.>>You know what kids are like. Bragging rights.>>You can probably tell them they are going to run a 1500 metres now and they will want to do that, too.>>Yes, we can stay out in front of all these fans, having them cheer for us. Various Justin O’Neill example, because, as you know, Brad, we do not see a cerebral palsy class for these Invictus Games, because essentially, it is something that will preclude those with your ailment from joining military forces. — just a good example. But we see it so often at the Paralympic level. A different scenario, but a different type of adaptive sports event. Great that these guys have cerebral palsy, future Paralympians perhaps, have a chance to shine.>>No doubt you will hear a few of these names in the future, including Ryan Conroy, who flew down the straight. An upright rider, nice knee lift. I just love seeing events like this.>>Was there the chance for you, when you are growing up, to have something like this?>>No, not in the south-west of WA, where I grew up. There were people supporting me but we didn’t really have any events like this to really, I guess, find that motivation and really showcase what you have to offer.>>So where did it come from for you?>>From my parents, mostly. My parents didn’t use my disability as an excuse early. They threw me in the deep end. If I wanted to do some do, I had to learn how to do it. They didn’t wrap me in cotton wool, they gave every opportunity under the sun. And that is what is happening to these kids today.>>And you went on to win medals at the paralytic scum and if you look at the cerebral palsy class down the home straight, a stray lit — win medals at the Paralympic Games.>>>>Here is another look. I want to have a look at the Wartons in lanes three and four. Looks like Sabella got the better of it at the start. I think the older sister will have bragging rights, as we see young Conroy charging away.>>Driving the arms, getting the knees up. He has an athletics before, you can tell.>>Verity is. And that is awesome.>>I am giving Sabella Warton sibling bragging rights over her younger brother Joshua.>>Thoroughly enough, I should mention, I didn’t start running until I was 16. And I hated it with a passion.>>Because of the physical challenges posed?>>I just wasn’t good at it. I couldn’t even run a 400 metre lap under three minutes, so I thought, what is the point of doing this? It wasn’t until I was playing football and my teammates may be caps, I thought, got to get fit. So I started running. I wish I had started sooner. I wish I had done what these young athletes are doing now. Who knows what could have happened for me? I was fortunate enough to win medals internationally, but I started out there age, and who knows, I think they are going to achieve great things.>>This is part of the Invictus spirit and what these games are about. Exposing the broader community to the issues in the military services, be it physical or mental ailments that they need to try to overcome, and how sport can play a powerful role in not only recovery, but also, sport plays that role in enriching lives across the board.>>No doubt. We tend to sometimes judge people by the cover, what we see. Then we get to know them, get to see what they can provide an showcase, as we have seen throughout these Invictus Games. You realise, it is not a limiting factor. Their ailments, their disabilities, their impairments, that does not restrict their ability or stop them from going out there and achieving great things.>>Young Alex Coombs on screen. Did a great job. The smiles, they are golden, aren’t they?>>They are all winners, aren’t they?>>A week of smiles and tears. Let’s learn a bit more about our champions who are showing their wares down the home straight here at the Sydney Olympic Park athletic centre.>>After a terrific race, the winning relay team this afternoon, although everybody is a winner, they have joined us. Cameron, a terrific way to start things off. What was it like hearing the gun and leading that relay off?>>Quite an experience, great fun.>>Aaron, you got to take everybody across the finish line. Can you tell me about your race plan, going on?>>So, I just wanted to do the race, lead everyone across the finish line. And, yeah.>>You did it absolutely brilliantly. We have a Paralympian up in the box and he thinks you have the stuff to make it in the future. Declan, can you tell me what it was like hearing your name read out to much applause here at the Sydney Alan Pitt – athletic centre? — Olympic Park athletic centre.>>Going fast, cheering me, yeah.>>A pretty special moment, wasn’t it? I know you guys watch a lot of the Invictus Games here this week. I would love to hear what you have enjoyed the most and if there is anybody you have really enjoyed watching compete?>>Well, um, I haven’t been watching it all that much because I’ve had things on. But I have watched it at night-time. And it has been really interesting seeing the people that have got no legs and arms, to still be able to do these sports. And it is just a great experience to be a competitor at the Invictus Games.>>What does it make you think about what you can do in the future?>>It makes me think that if these guys can do anything, I can do anything, and even though everyone has got their own way, you can achieve anything you want if you just believe in its and follow your goals.>>You absolutely can. And you guys have already done that today. I know you have an important lap of honour to do now, so congratulations again and thank you for having a chat with us.>>Um, yeah, basically the same as Cameron said. My favourite two competitors were probably Gary Robinson and Pete Rudland. I love them. I didn’t really get to watch most of the Invictus Games, but I got to watch a few clips of it. So that was really fun.>>I reckon you could teach them a thing or two as well, Aaron. Congratulations on the race, and enjoy that lap of honour.>>Thank you. Well done, kids. There is a big group of them than Max, Brad. Apologies to mums and dads and friends if I got a few names mixed up. There was a lot of them in a flurry of action but we were doing our best, just as these guys were. The important thing is we got to see it, and so did this crowd here. Those of you watching around Australia and the world, just to learn a little bit more.>>It pulls on my heartstrings, to watch these events. They are young. We heard Declan Budd speaking, if you watch the movie The Incredibles, he reminds you of young Dash was P has the blonde hair anti- flies along the track will soppy looks like he could be a competitor of the future. Have these names written down in your diaries, because I think we might see this names in the future.>>A great way to set up what will be a long and energetic day highlights. Now, we cast our cameras back to the infield for the early phases of the men’s IF4 shotput.>>You can see Irish on the phone, maybe having a precondition interview.>>Temp from the United States currently leads the competition with the best throw of 13m 68.>>Jamie Gaza from the United States. Then Philip Fong, who we saw earlier on. From the USA. Next best with 11.92. And Irish, his first-round throw has an inferred position with 11.43. There is Gaza and Fong, two of our leading competitors in the early phases of the shotput. They are the second story at the moment.>>Applause in the background as the kids take their chance to soak up a bit more glory down the home straight. The Little Big Warriors. If you want to hear more about the new can check them out at LittleBigWarrior.com.au. A wonderful epitome of the Invictus spirit.>>That memory will stick with them for a long, long time. That excitement, to be able to be out there competing, to be able to really soak it up. To engage in the crowd. I think the crowd are quite emotional already. It will be a long day.>>Do we have any emotions left at this point of the week?>>I tell you what…>>It gets deeper every day, doesn’t it?>>Well, we have to be resilient here in the commentary booth as the athletes are down on the track.>>I need the throat lozenges, just to try to get the lumps out of my throat.>>Michael yesterday, the American with the upper left arm amputation, found a young Aussie in the crowd, Gemma, with the same type of amputation and said, no, I’m not just going to give you muscle the middle, I’m going to bring you out. — give you my silver medal.>>Why did you have to remind me?>>It was great. We have seen similar stories across the competition. An amazing story that I only caught up in last night, as well, to hear of the different natures of our wounded warriors and how they got here, couldn’t believe there were a couple of teammates from the Netherlands who competed together in the sailing, and after a couple of years, they had found out that one of the team members was injured by friendly fire, as it turned out, it became his teammate in the sailing.>>Wow.>>Think of the mental hurdles you have to get over there. Took a couple of years for them to meet each other, and after meeting in a bar two chatted through they have ended up competing in the sailing together. — chat it through.>>That is incredible.>>We are going to leave the IF4 category for the moment and move to the IF5 in the shotput. This happening near the finishing line. This is a seated class shotput.>>They have normal trunk function. You will see a bit of rotation happening here through the trunk. Really using their core to propel that shot as far as they can. Edward McMahon of the United Kingdom. What we will see here is, unlike the other category, these competitors will stay seated. Watch out! Almost lost day camera lens there. — lost a.>>>>So McMahon has been recategorised. It is something that is not uncommon to these adaptive sport events.>>You can see him there placing the shot on the neck, ready to engage through the core of the upper body, doing a bit of good drive there. Good push. Over that 5m mark comfortably.>>Wait for the semaphoreh looks happy.>>I must admit I’ve been impressed with the patriotic nature of the supporting sports strapping. McMahon with the Union Jack there, pretty good.>>And for those who are wondering how heavy that shot is, it’s 4 kilos. It’s not light. It’s still getting it out there. Very consistent.>>But a foul.>>Probably releasing a bit too soon off the neck there. You can’t pull the shot away before you release. You must push it in the direction you want it to release F your elbow and hand come away too far, lit be a foul.>>So Edward McMahon of the United Kingdom. Not long away from celebrating a major birthday. He’s 49 years of age. Finished 6th in the powerlifting in the lightwait category, a best lift of 106 kilos. Also competed in the discuss yesterday. So 106 kilos, 4 kilos would feel like nothing.>>A bit different, though without the support of the bench beneath you. A different skillset.>>Most definitely. Both require a lot of power.>>He’s been around the 5.5m mark T previous throw was the last of his series, measuring at 5.45. Action on the track to begin in about 20 minutes. We start with the women’s 1500m, where we’ve seen a couple of the stars of the competition, multiple medallists, Gabriel Graves-wake of the United States. She’s won almost everywhere she turned up in these Invictus Games.>>I can understand why, there’s probably a lot of energy in the competition and you will see a lot more of those tricycles. They made the debut at the European Championships. You will see them throughout the course of the Paralympic movement in the coming future. They don’t want to leave. I can understand why.>>Access to that type of mobility as well is one of the issues, Brad, as much as you can see how important it is for these youngsters to get around, being able to access and afford that type of equipment has been a massive political talking point here without getting too deep into it, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, it is something that is in the public debate in this country and I’m sure across the bread of where we’re — breadth of where we’re broadcasting. People who are household names are trying to ensure that people with disabilities get a fair go and get what they require and when you talk about frames like this, just back home, there is a young gent by the name of Toby with cerebral palsy, only three years of age and his father built him a frame with wheels. You should see Toby fly an. He takes off and he has so much fun. I was part of a 5k walk he participated in. Again, being able to do events like that because of assistance frames makes a huge difference.>>Our next competitor in the seated shot putt. Taylor of the United Kingdom just getting himself sorted. Andrew Taylor, his arm showing the fatigue of a big week of competition as well. Strapping around the shoulder and up that tricep.>>And while he’s getting set t women’s discuss in the IF 4 cat is not too far away. Tiff White of Australia has seen success at these games. Here is the French competitor. Six competitors in the IF 4 cat It’s a standing category for the discuss. Three Aussies, so half of the field from the host nation.>>The Australian leading the competition. She’s third in the competition. 20.81 her best throw. Her country woman leading a with a best throw of 85. Marion Blot, so third throw here for Kuenstner. It’s a foul, a foul in the first and third round. So that second round throw of 20.81 from the Australian has her registered in the competition.>>Currently 6th. The German is currently fourth. Her best throw was her previous, 20.70. She opened with an 18.12. So at 20.70, she’s a little over 6m behind our leader. That’s Kadziolka of Australia. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>A good throw.>>Overcast conditions prevailing. It’s kind in a way but some of the athletes prefer a little warmer to keep the muscles in top condition. Nothing worse than feeling your body seize up a little, Brad, because of the cool conditions, particularly in a sport like this where you compete and sit down for a short period. Our next competitor is Sarah Robinson from the United Kingdom. 11.02 her first, bettered that with .29 second up. Improved her best but not her position. 20.83 from the German previously.>>You mentioned about the length of an event like this, but what about the fact many of these competitors have already done ten events already. It’s quite a long program for them. It’s amazing to see they still have so much energy, to be able to compete.>>A very high release there. Might have caught the cage on the way through, I think. Trying to find enough trajectory to make sure it has enough time in the air, but if it goes too high you won’t get too much distance. Every athlete has their correct degree. 12.03 was the measure on that previous throw. She’s happy, Sarah Robinson, she’s been consistent – 11.02 her first, 12.29 her second and 12.03 there. And 6th of 6 in the standings but delighted with her performance and just getting word from the in-field that this is only a 3-round competition. You can see the competitors are now congratulating each other. That’s the end of this particular discipline in the women’s discuss. And another gold medal for Australia here, Emma Kadziolka has won the gold with a best throw of 26.83. Whether or not they go in two groups – so that gold medal there.>>>>In these Invictus Games, you’ve seen competitors up to events and as it should be giving every competitor encouragement. And that cheer is for the little-big warriors down there. They are still getting a rapturous applause from the crowd. OK. So just getting word they want to meet you, Brad, because they heard of your exploits. So you are relieved of duty for a couple of minutes. Get downstairs and meet these guys, I I’m serious. You have to get on the microphone and have a chat.>>I don’t know if I have the emotion left.>>Come on, we’ve got to test you. So Brad Scott has gone, I’m flying solo for a moment. I’m happy to keep across the action. So the little-big warriors have heard about Brad Scott, 3-time Paralympian, competed in the cerebral palsy class and that’s why they asked him to go down and have a chat. Pulling at the heart-strings early here on this Friday of competition at the track and field at the Invictus Games. That is what is it about, the support of loved ones. Andrew Taylor working through his series of throws in the shot putt.>>Handy release, too.>>7.47. Hearing that in the background. 7.47 was his best, Taylor, so he has completed his series of throws. Well done, sir. 7.47 is going to put him in a handy position. I fancy it’s got him in the lead at the moment, as, just collating the results coming to hand. Alan White, who threw earlier, also from the United Kingdom, had a 7.42.>>Rob Dolson of Canada is the best I’ve received to this point.>>Certainly Taylor put himself among the contenders. We have a large part of the field to come. Brad’s made it downstairs. There he is, the man you’ve been hearing up here in the commentary box. Brad a medallist from the Paralympic Games, competing in the cerebral palsy class, predominantly middle distance, and it’s been great to have his knowledge as a part of our broadcast. Competed in Beijing, London and Rio. He knows what it’s like to try to get your body functioning to its utmost when living with cerebral palsy.>>Congratulations to you guys. You guys deserve it. You worked so hard. Pretty bad weather.>>Talking about the technique of this young man. Let’s show you what he looked like. Dip at the line as well, awesome.>>You’re in Canberra?>>New South Wales.>>Well, mate there are plenty of folks out here.>>Can’t help but eavesdrop on the conversation, I’m sure Brad doesn’t mind. And having those role models in any walk of life, but particularly if you are a little bit different. It’s OK to be different. Different becomes the new normal. Go back into the infield, Spencer Bull is the last man to compete in the seeded shot put. Got a long day ahead. Maybe I shouldn’t have sent Brad down. Might never come back. Great to see him down there. It’s all about having someone that you can relate to, just to tell yourself, “Yes, it is possible”. There are six throws in the seeded shot put. This is the I5 class. Now all those results coming to hand. Dolson of Canada leads with a best throw of 7.64. He’s ahead of White’s 7.62. And McMahon who we saw compete is, indeed n third place of those who have currently gone through. 5.47. His third round throw was his best, has him in third place in the competition. He’s there with Brad. Oh, wow, did you hear that? He’s got three world records.>>I’m so pleased. You’re the reason why I love doing what I do. Keep it up, OK?>>Thank you, Brad.>>No worries, mate, thank you. Good me another handshake, good work. See you here, yeah?>>I hope he brings tissues back up to the box. Just another day of the Invictus spirit flowing through the veins of everyone here at Sydney 2018.>>OK, focus Quentin, got the track program about to begin. The 1500s, oh, don’t they stretch the emotion to all parts. Damien Irish there. Won a gold yesterday. See if I can give you evidence of his work so far in the shot put. His best throw was 11.43. The first of his throws. They’re working their way through those competitors. So Irish currently in third, and Jaime Garza leads the competition with a best throw. Well, we’ve had the little-big warriors and now we have action in the in-field. Now time to bring you the action in the IT4 wheelchair class – 1500m. These women have got to know each other well. Grave grave, Evans and Morris of the United States, joined by Adie of the United Kingdom. They start out by the discuss cage — Graves-Wake.>>They will compete a further three laps. Graves-Wake, Evans and Morris of the United States, Lost count of the medals that this group has already picked up throughout a number of disciplines. There’s Adie of the UK. Medals in every sport she’s competed in, Kristen Morris of the US. Gabriel Graves-Wake closest to camera. On form we’ve seen she will be the one to beat. Starter likes them clean. Graves-Wake pushing away from the inside to try to hold that prime track position. It will be a real physical test for these competitors. To the post and three. That’s for the women’s wheelchair class IT4 1500m. Graves-Wake already asserting her authority. Morris trying to come around from the outside.>>Whacks in the steering, then Evans of the USA and the final of the four, Naomi Adie of the United Kingdom. Quite often in this event you will see competitors try to look to get a little bit of a drag from those in front. That’s what Morris is trying to do, at least get on the back of the chair of Graves-Wake, to get some type of trail in behind the leader. A break, then back to and Adi the last of the four.>>Three to go. That is why you see here Graves-Wake just moving out to lane 2. Essentially it’s a bit of an unwritten rule in wheelchair racing that if I push for a bit, I will wave around a little bit and let you do the work, punching the breeze on the inside, very similar to cycling in that respect. So that’s why we see Graves-Wake happy to give up the lead at this point. She’s going to tuck in behind Morris for the next portion of the race. They’ve got a big break on Evans, the next competitor from the US, and then Adie of the UK. These two have been outstanding throughout. Kristen Morris with those sleeves. She suffered a hip injury. She’s undergone a hip replacement on her right side. More has done her bit. Now it’s time for Graves-Wake to come in. So, yesterday her day involved a silver medal in the shot put, a gold in the 200, a gold in the 400. She’s already picked up a gold in both the criterium and time trial, ver medal in the indoor rowing, as we look here at Evans back in the field with Adie. Brad has made his way back to the box. Can you speak? How is your throat?>>I don’t know. I don’t know how I will keep doing this.>>Did you bring some tissues back up for me? I was seeing you down there. Great stuff with the kids.>>Oh my God. Oh my God. I can’t explain it. Here we are talking about the Invictus Games competitors and guys like Casa giving his medal to a youngster, but that for me is my highlight, not because I was involved but because these kids – they are aspiring to become Paralympians. You can see that they loved being out in this track and I don’t know if I can keep going. I probably feel like these athletes out there doing the 1500 right now, out of breath.>>Well, Graves-Wake,ly give you a moment. I will give you a moment. Gabi Graves-Wake. She’s won four golds and three silver medals. Cycling, rowing. She gets the bell. 400 the push and a 5th gold medal beckons for this star from the US. Morris, well, she’s been pretty good herself. Kristen Morris of the USA, bronze medal in the shot put. There’s Evans, she’s saying, “Come on, get behind us! We’ve got another 400 to go – my arms are getting sore! Help me out!”>>The crowd are responding as you would expect. The competitors from the shot put taking a chance to lean into the inside lane and show their support. Naomi Adie, oh, I can imagine the pain in the upper body, in those shoulders, she has 300 to push.>>The lactic acid would be covering every inch of the body right now, I think. But there…>>There is the measure of athletic performance and everyone has their own measure of excellence, but by any language Gabi Graves-Wake of the United States has excelled in Sydney. She is pushing her way to a 5th gold medal in these games, three silver medals as well. I’m surprised she’s still got energy in her body. A dominant win in the 1500 IT4 wheelchair class and now another silver coming up for Kristen Morris. That’s an 11th medal at these games for Morris. She takes silver and in the IT4 1500. And now Evans and Adie – USA and UK. Brandy says, “Come on, I’ll give you the inside lane, Naomi, let’s push across the last 60m together.”>>Brandy is giving Naomi every possible urge to get her to push to the line. It just keeps delivering, doesn’t it, the Invictus spirit, in spades? Great to see there was a part of a smile from Naomi Adie, exhaustion is a part of it, but that sense of jubilation is a part of it. Great to see her smiling. There is the winner of the event for what it’s worth.>>I don’t know what to say.>>That shows you there that as much as we have the results, it’s the story of getting to Sydney, that’s the important part, but let’s bow down to the excellence of Graves-Wake grave. Five golds now. An 11th medal at these games for Kristen Morris. And Adie just ahead of evans in the end. These competitors have shared so much of their entire week together. They’ve been in the same competing categories, from cycling, to rowing, to the field events, to those on the track as well. Ever lasting bonds.>>You’d never guess it, but these lady also be competing in the discuss and in the 100m later today.>>More to come.>>Is she tired yet, do you think?>>I think she was tired yesterday, but she’s still turning up. Most of these athletes started their campaigns around the Domain in the cycling where they competed in two events t time trial and the criterium on Sunday. The retired marine there Arizona. She’s pushing away from the inside straight up, Gabi Graves-Wake. Morris did her best to stay with her as long as she could. Hearing in the chat that Gabi Graves-Wake had yesterday that this is an amazing improvement. You can count the medals, but she talked about Toronto 12 months ago and how it was something that she used as a benchmark to try to improve her performance. So really the medals are secondary to the way that she’s used sport, she’s used Invictus Games, as a driving force. She crosses the line for gold medal number 5. You’ve seen her throughout the Invictus Games, that the medals have been a bonus.>>You read her mouth, “Go, Kristi!”>>That technique looks like it could hold up. Is it that wouldn’t look out of place at a Paralympic event at all. When you asked me to come and do the commentary for athletics I thought it would just be talking about events, I didn’t know there would be so much emotion involved.>>And there is also K-Pop.>>There you go. Better moves the new, Quinn.>>Not hard. — better moves than you.>>How can you not be buzzing after what we have just witnessed? It has only been going out now.>>11 o’clock, local time in the morning, we are due to go to nine o’clock tonight.>>With these competitors, it is almost like after every event… Wow. Look at the moves there.>>Watch out if you are in or around party establishments in Sydney this weekend, because… Ha! Those are our colleagues from the BBC who are into it.>>If only we had a camera in here, would we get you on that?>>No. I do my better work with my voice. A good head for radio, as they say.>>So, everyone is into the spirit. Next on the track we have be IT7 open class, the competitors who will compete on legs. Palko, Crew, O’Connell and is Homma, the field of five surely to be introduced for the IT7 open class, the open cluster those of mental and chronic health conditions, hearing impairments or other minor physical injuries. At the moment everybody is having a go. We have had Psy, now we go to Redfoo.>>Space that energy out throughout the day, I think.>>Yes, have a go. It is your turn, young lady.>>What a day to those volunteers down there. They really get to be immersed in the experience of the Invictus Games.>>Awesome.>>Yes, yes. Well above. Hold on! The music has stopped. Everybody better get ready to run. Don’t waste your energy on the dance floor. If you’ve got to run 1500 metres, Brad. You know how hard that is.>>It is one of those events that take so much energy, but how can they not be buzzing from the energy that is in this stadium right now?>>Palko, Crew, O’Connell, Homma. We have a field of five for the IT7. What would be your tip for these competitors, Brad, to try to survive the 1500 metres? I don’t say that lightly, because after a big week of competition it can be absolutely brutal.>>Well, for those alive not aware, it is a 400m track. — those who are not aware. So it is three and three quarters lapse. It is quite brutal. There are a few ways you can go about it. You could take it easy for the first 800m and build up for the last seven. Or should you go out hard in the beginning and set the standard and try to conserve your energy all the way home? It will be interesting to see what technical tactic these competitors use. Plenty of 1500 metre races throughout today stop as you can see, Debbie O’Connell from the United Kingdom.>>How are you at the 1500 metres, Quenton?>>Slow. Steady.>>You make the distance, though?>>Depends how the knee wakes up each day. False start!>>Don’t see that often.>>Too keen.>>If you are not with us yesterday, something to note, you will hear the swimming beep. Let’s take another look. Just movement from Tanja Sunekar on the inside, I would fancy. See, that is what you do when you sort of mix Psy and Redfoo with the buildup to the 1500. Everybody is a bit twitchy.>>All that energy, you are just trying to direct it. As you can see, the competitors were not too sure.>>About time, maybe, Crew look like she was the first to move, the Canadian. Tanja Sunekar stuck on the inside, the other four, off they go. Third time of asking. Away! The IT7 1500 metres. And at least, in the Netherlands comes across very quickly from the outside to lead O’Connell. — Annelies Homma from the Netherlands. It looks like already we have ourselves sorted out, for those who are going to be pressing for the major end of the prize here. Annelies Homma of the Netherlands leading on the inside. Debbie O’Connell, we saw some of her form yesterday and she looked really good, running without left-arm efficiency, strapped to her upper body.>>With Meghan Parco and Annelies Homma in the lead, both ladies have very good technique. Relax, good breath. It does look as though these three might run away with the metal. — medal. Here is Rhonda Lee Crew, coming through from Canada, to complete the first 300m.>>There is obviously the different years ago through the 1500 metres but you need to find that settling phase early on. How would you best structure a 1500 metres to ensure that there is something there for the inevitable kick in the last 400m?>>That is the hard thing. You just don’t know sometimes. You go out there, try to set an even pace, and ensure you have a little bit of energy left. I was always one of those runners who liked going out hard at the start, trying to hold on. And with Annelies Homma here, you can see the great technique. Doesn’t look like she is out of breath at all. Nicely controlled. Taking time. That is how you would want to run it here.>>A little different to what we see at the top level when tactics become such a part. These competitors essentially able to run their own race. Annelies Homma has just a tick over 800m to run here. She looks in good nick. Two laps to go. She has a breaker, the best part of 20m over Palko of the United States and Debbie O’Connell of the UK. Embarking on her second to last lap, try to keep her form together. O’Connell looks a steady and settled. Sunekar has just gone through. Crude, we still have her, just out of the Northern expounds. — Crew. Probably lapped by Homma before the end. Keep turning them over, left in front of right. Plenty of encouragement.>>The hard thing with the 1500 metres is the time. There is so much time. You take so much time to think. There are semithoughts that go through your mind and especially when that fatigue starts to set in. Sometimes your mind can be your worst enemy as well. Great effort by Rhonda Lee Crew. From Canada.>>She has still got to laps to go. Anneliese, is about to take the bell. — Annelies Homma is about to.>>As we saw from Tescione yesterday, he was never a winner but he loves taking part in the Invictus Games. I have no doubt Crew feels the same at the moment, being out there, with your family and friends in the stands, taking in this whole experience.>>Palko finding the pinch. Tanja Sunekar moving into third. On screen it is all about Annelies Homma of the Netherlands. Her form looks really good. She has 200m to run. Palko doing her best to keep her form going. She is back in fourth place at the moment. Tanja Sunekar has gone past. The Connell currently in second. She is the best part of 150m behind the leader. Into the home straight, for the 40-year-old from Rosenthal in the Netherlands. Annelies Homma has shown terrific warm. From the outset. She has got some energy left for the last 50 of the 1500 metres, indie IT7 class. — in the IT7. The Dutch woman has done an exceptional job and now she knows the finishing line is not far away. Congratulations to the 40-year-old from Rosenthal, Annelies Homma. Gold for the Netherlands in the in the IT7. An extra kick as well from Debbie O’Connell from the UK. She has run a very controlled race.>>Very well paced. A bit of energy, putting this into the finish. That is how you like to see it. Nice and tactical. Nice, in control, bringing it home with a nice kick.>>O’Connell second. Another medal for her. And Tanja Sunekar has a dash left in her for the last 50.>>She went out quite slow. She knew her capabilities. Crew has won more active go. This will be some lap, for Rhonda Lee Crew of Canada. Palko coming up to the finish, the American.>>Good use of the arms.>>Keeping the body, surging to the finishing line. She is done, Palko, in fourth. She looks really tired. That has taken a lot out of her.>>Rhonda Lee Crew has 330m to go and she is going to get some help to get her around.>>We have seen it so often this week and there will be more to come before we get to the closing ceremony tomorrow. It is about her story, getting to the finishing line. Palko is exhausted. Tanja Sunekar is delighted. Bart Rhonda Lee Crew has 250m to run.>>It probably feels like 5km.>>Her husband Delaine competed in Orlando in 2016. — the wane. — Dwayne. Great story here, Rhonda Lee Crew, lieutenant colonel, was inspired by her husband Dwayne who competed in Orlando and 2016. Dwayne, wanting to be a role model for those with post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health concerns. Originally from New Brunswick. She now lives in Ontario. Rhonda Lee Crew has got 110m left to run. Whether he is here or watching on, Dwayne, this is magnificent to inspire your wife to these teams. Her fellow competitors are waiting to call her home.>>If hubby can do it, I can do it too. Rhonda Lee Crew of Canada has 50m left to go to compete if it — complete the 1500 metres.>>Awesome. Inspired by her husband ‘s Dwayne she completes the course to a standing ovation, at the Sydney Olympic Park athletic centre. Gold to Holland. Annelies Homma. Silver to the United Kingdom and Debbie O’Connell. Bronze to Denmark’s Tanja Sunekar. And a well done all around to the other two who completed the course, Meghan Parker and the Rhondda crew. — Meghan Palko.>>What I love seeing from Rhonda Lee Crew is that she ran all the way through to the line, not just jogged it through.>>Took a third go to get them away cleanly.>>It is not something that you see regularly in the 1500 metres, but it was great to see Annelies Homma from the Netherlands there, really pacing herself well. In the latter part of that 1500 metres she really made it a race of her own. How can you be smiling at that time, at the end of a 1500 metres? I don’t know.>>How could you not when you get that reaction from the crowd?>>True, true. It did take a lot out of her. As you can see, sucking in the oxygen.>>We have something unique here. Malcolm Rose of the UK is about to receive a silver medal from yesterday’s IT5 400m.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the men’s 400m IT5 stop>>This takes some explain it. Sebastien Pradalier of Ron Swan the event and got his Goldman yesterday. — of France won the event and got his gold medal.>>Only two men competed in this event but three were registered. If there are only two at the event they only present a gold medal. But because Joel Rodriguuz of the United States pulled out at the last moment, Rose is still entitled to his silver medal so that has been amended from yesterday. And here he is, receiving said medal.>>Proud moment. A great crowd here as well, to witness this. Look at that smile.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our — Sydney Invictus Games 2018 medallists.>>So, Malcolm Rose, after a little bit of confusion yesterday, does indeed receive his silver medal for his efforts on the track yesterday.>>The terrific work from servicemen and women in all aspects of this, but as female presenters as well — as the medal presenters as well. Well versed in ceremony, no doubt. So, view for another medal ceremony here. I reckon these guys would be getting sick of this in a way, it gabby grades wake, Christian Morris, another medal for them. — Gary Graves-Wake. This will be the medal ceremony for the men’s 1500 metres wheelchair class.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the women’s 1500 metres IT4. The medals will be presented by Mr Stephen Dabney, head of marketing Australia. Bronze medallist representing the United Kingdom, Naomi at be. — Abbey.>>I wonder if that is a family member there, being part of the ceremony. You might remember Brandy Evans from the USA really supporting Naomi to be finishing line with the bronze medal. I sound like a broken record talking about the smiles, but it is so infectious here at the Invictus Games. Everybody is smiling and loving the environment. Her neck might be getting sore. If I can recall, Quenton said this was her 11th or 12th medal of these Invictus Games. She still has two more events to go today in the athletics arena, with a time of six minutes flat in the 1500 metres. Great effort, that.>>Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing the United States of America, Gabriel Graves-Wake.>>One of the golden girls of these Invictus Games, Gabriel Graves-Wake. Used to being in the centre of the medal podium. Receiving the gold medal. Again, and other competitor who has another two events to go today. — another. I honestly don’t know how they are able to back up and do so well.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallist.>>These are the more important mementos than what is already around the neck. The photos and Tories for years to come.>>100%. — stories.>>How many friendships do you think have been built here?>>You are best to describe that, having been part of three Paralympic Games. What was it like for you?>>It is hard to describe. You come into an event like this and you want to do well, you are focused on competing. But then you start talking to people, you start getting involved in different environments. And the amazing thing is that you start being introduced to people that you wouldn’t even think you would ever know. I am a thought — I am fortunate enough to have friends from around the world who I have met at Paralympic Games and World Championships, and it is an amazing thing, to be able to walk away with all these friendships and memories.>>Rhonda Lee Crew was a star down the home straight at the back end of the previous race. Let’s learn a bit more about the Canadian, she is speaking with me violence.>>The 1500 metres is a seriously tough race. Can you talk us through the final lap?>>It was fantastic. On the first light my legs started seizing up so I was having trouble getting around by that is OK. I was doing the last lap, my coach ran with me. Then my team is with me, everybody was cheering, the stands were going crazy. Even at the very end, there was a British man running with me around the court, everybody was taking turns getting me through it. I finally finished strong, and it was fantastic to finish.>>You sure did. You had everybody here at the athletics centre on their feet. What was the roaring of the crowd like the home straight?>>, honestly the roaring in my heads and — head and legs was louder. It was still fantastic to see everybody up.>>I know you are inspired by your husband ‘s Dwayne is hopefully watching the stream at home. Can you tell us about his story and why you decided to compete?>>Dwayne had a near drowning, he was search and rescue, into thousand and iron. He has significant brain damage from that event and he is no longer at the functional event he was. In 2016 he was able to compete in the games and it was inspirational, seeing him smiling and happy and back in a team. Then when we came home that kind of load, we kept our friends from the games and I thought, you know, I would like to have that as well. So I did and I got through and they are looking after him back home I am here with my sisters.>>What is it like you and your family to be here, competing and experiencing that first-hand?>>It is unreal. I find that back and people kind of look at those of us would be the mental physical disabilities a little differently, you know? Sometimes it is just that as they are shocked. At here, those differences are celebrated and everybody is so excited and everybody is kind to each other. We are hugging at the start line and the finish line. Yesterday I was helping to translate for the people from France because they couldn’t understand. We are all here for the games.>>You have set the bar high already this morning. Thank you for such an inspiring run.>>A great interview. So eloquent in her explanation of this story to get to Sydney. Fifth of five, but the star of the 1500 metres in the IT7.>>The Canadian at that. As you heard, their differences are celebrated here. But is the amazing thing out there that are scams.>>Now, — that is the amazing thing about the Invictus Games.>>Lets check back in with the women’s IT4 category. Two groups here. Earlier, we saw Emma Kadziolka of Australia throw 26.85. There is Dalhaus of France, who won two gold medals on the track yesterday. Giving her best efforts in the infield here. Mickey Bradley, Australian 10. — Nicky Bradley. Silver-medallist in the powerlifting. A really popular figure around the Australian team. A pretty handy released, first up.>>She was delighted with her silver medal.>>She was delighted with that flow as well. — throw. Waiting for the call, the official measure.>>She is pumped. Ghouta name.>>Brad, yes, Bradley.>>I have got Randy and Naomi joining me after that gruelling 1500 metres. Can you take me through that last lap, Naomi?>>Just try to catch my breath. Really tough. They went out like a rocket. The service — surface is really soft so it is hard to push. I kind of lord, I had my head down, all of a sudden she was there and I thought, what is going on? And then I could just hear her shouting, saying, keep pushing, keep pushing! It is yours, it is yours! And I was like, I don’t understand. I just crossed the line and I thought, I looked, and brandy was right there, and I burst into tears. She gives me something that I didn’t come here for medals. I came here to get on the start line and not fall apart. And, like, what she has done today is the true spirit of what the Games is. My daughter got upset yesterday, coming forth, and I said, that is fine, I am happy with that. — fourth. My family is one person extra for today. I am supremo shall in super happy.>>Brandy, how special was that moment for you?>>You know, I didn’t have that plan. I said, know that he was going to break my smile today. I just realised that… It wasn’t about the medal any more. I do have a bad shoulder and I was trying to save it up for discus later. I just made up in my head that I was going to work with Naomi and get her into the bronze position. I almost pulled out but I knew that if I pulled out that she wouldn’t be able to medal.>>Thank you, Brandy, we will have to leave it there. Great to hear from those two at ground level.>>Back to the discus cage. In fact, to the start list for the men’s IT1 Loney and PT class. — below knee amputee. So, what was a field of nine is now a field of eight, Jay Collins of the United States a scratching. These are the BK amps, the below-knee amps or similar impairment to lower leg function, Brad.>>You do not see this event on the international Paralympic calendar. Mostly it is over one, two and format. It will be great to see what these competitors can do the 1500. 1500 metres in front of them. The three Frenchmen ripping nice and closely early on. Benjamin Siegel of the USA. One out from the inside. A bigger group of competitors here. You are right, Brad, this is unique because of the arduous physical ask that it is of anybody to run 1500 metres, let alone those with a lower limb impairment. This is a tough group of men here.>>Robert Jones, around the outside from the USA. He is a double above knee amputee.>>He is a IT2 class athlete. As I said, it is hard enough for the BK athletes, the below knee athletes. But unless you are very adept, as we can see from Jones, there is not many of those who will be in that 1500 metre class. All power to Robert Jones from the US.>>Good on him. And why not? Give it a crack.>>Why not give it a crack? Still 1100m to race. And the French athlete doing a great job. Here he comes, Robert Jones down the inside.>>If you are adept at watching pick sport, it may remind you of Richard Whitehead from Great Britain a strong competitor, almost in the egg-beater formation. No knee joint to control in his prosthetic legs, but working around and great control as well. This is an incredibly skilful act to see the way that he is manoeuvring those prosthetic legs.>>And Richard Whitehead is a champion of the UK not only the 200, but also the marathon as well.>>800m to go. Jones of the US leads. The Frenchman and then Wilkinson of Australia.>>At the back, Andy Carlton, he’s just drop off that pace. So imagine the strain through the hips for these above-knee amputees. Using all that lower abdominal function, hip function, whatever they have of that upper fire function to drive the prosthetics out and around and to do it in such rythmical motion.>>A lot of core work involved. You can see his arms just going left and right, up and down, trying to keep balance. It is hard to stay balanced. You can see the Australian Andrew will con son in second place.>>At the best of times the arms are so important in running. Even more so when you need to keep that upper body balance. That’s when you don’t have flesh and bone below your thigh.>>This last lap will be interesting.>>Looks like he’s fatiguing a bit. As I thought that around the bend, he found an kick as they get the bell. Will son of Australia, Jones of the US the leader. Romania is fourth. Wilkinson, he’s put the gas down. The Australian takes the lead down the back straight. It’s been a very well-measured run from the green and gold. Andrew Wilkinson looks like he’s set for victory. 200m to go. Joans is starting to feel the pinch and the Frenchman falls back into second place. The 40-year-old from Western Australia, who calls Glenfield in New South Wales home, former navy serviceman Andrew Wilkinson has 100m to run. Bulged discs in his back, nerve issue, a hurdle that has not been able to stop Andrew Wilkinson from completing and winning the 1500m. The silver to France ahead of the United States. There’s finishing. Great effort from all. Now the two reremaining Frenchmen, Benjamin Atjie. Both with left leg impairment. One with a calf strapping. The splint, one with the prosthetic. Well done.>>Incredible stuff. What about the kick from the Australian, Andrew Wilkinson down that back straight? He caught it beautifully. Paced it to perfection. Really separated himself from the represent.>>Andy Carlton’s fans are in the house. They’re urging him on. The big man is puffing. He knows – give me everything you’ve got, I’m struggling, I only have 10m to go, though.>>>>>>That was hard work, but he’s done it.>>Such a tough event. For Andrew Wilkinson to win it in 5.10, that’s a decent time. Not a jog. These competitors are still feeling the pinch now. There will be red palms by tend of the day. The continuous clapping from fans, competitors t atmosphere is terrific. Andrew Wilkinson of Australia, a well-timed surge in the last 400m, sees him take the gold in the IT1 1500, with Ranchin of France taking the silver and the USA the bronze.>>They bunched up nicely here, you could see Robert Jones out the back. He will take the lead down to the home straight. An evenly-matched race throughout. You can see the competitors are pacing themselves nicely. Robert Jones felt it a bit too difficult coming down the last lap and Andrew Wilkinson became out there all on his own. The Frenchman coming through nicely on the inside. He stopped the clock at 5.10. the Frenchman and the competitor from the United States. Look at that.>>What a great way to embrace your come patriot towards the finish-line, giving him a shove as he crosses the line. That’s to ensure he finishes in front of himself.>>Let’s hear a word or two from the former Australian navy serviceman and gold medallist Andrew Wilkinson.>>Andrew, you say you prefer the pool to the track, but that looked good out there. How tough was it?>>Pretty tough T guys set off an a reasonable pace which I was hoping for. I tore my calf two months ago, so struggling with training but it was a nice steady pace. The breeze was enough to slow everyone down. Good fun, but yeah, I’d rather swim than run, not my preferred choice.>>You have a good medal haul from this Invictus Games, but that’s your last event. What’s the experience been like for you?>>Been great. It’s proven I can train post injuries and get back up to where I was and meeting the guys from the different countries and making new mateship and especially the guys in the pool, we’ve been pretty close, and now on Facebook, we can keep in contact. It’s been awesome fun.>>How important is that a part of the journey, that going contact after the games finish?>>Absolutely, it’s one of the important things of the games. Getting everyone off the couch and training but meeting new people, making friends and keeping in contact is – and now we will hopefully meet up at the next games or further on for the para. Awesome.>>Thank you and congratulationless again. Enjoy the pub.>>Thank you. I’ll be there.>>He’s has a huge campaign, a 7th gold medal for Andrew Wilkinson. The majority of them came in the pool.>>>>But now we will return to the presentation area for the medal ceremony of the women’s 1500m for the IT7 open class.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for women’s 1500m IT7. The medal also be represented by Mark Cavanan, representing presenting partner, Jaguar. Bronze medals Silver medallist, representing the United Kingdom, Debbie O’Connell.>>Gold medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing the Netherlands, Annaleise — Annelies Homma.>>She was a clear victor. Now she receives the spoils of her performance, we’re starting to see this.>>Let’s celebrate how Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists. Tears turn to smiles. The extremity of human emotion. At the end of the day when we’re really getting low on the energy stocks, I don’t know if we can keep pushing ourselves through here. Making sure the throat is ready for the next race.>>I’ve been to a couple of games and there’s obviously emotion involved in those. I’m just dumbfounded still by the emotion, the excitement, the energy involved in these Invictus Games. I’ve never been in this position before, but, oh my God, I don’t know how you do it so often, Quentin.>>Just try to keep it together.>>Do we have any tissues around here?>>Got another 1500m event coming up in a moment. This is a very, very big field for the men’s IT7 class, for the men’s with minor mental imparliaments and hearing imparliaments and other injuries. Those who don’t have English as their first language, we’re very appreciative of all of them across the board, not only in general life, but if they want to talk in front of a camera as well and let’s hear from the star of the women’s 1500m just a moment ago. Annelies Homma.>>It looked like a very special moment on the podium.>>Yes, it is. I realised 10 years Act, October 2008, I came back from my first mission in Afghanistan, and I was injured then, but I didn’t know it and I started running, running, running. Today I’m running again, but I’m enjoying it again and then you know bringing home the gold, that’s amazing and the crowd is amazing. Being here in Sydney – who would have thought ten years ago? Wow.>>We’re so pleased you can be here and your husband could be here in the crowd. What difference has that made on your journey?>>Wonderful to have him here, experiencing this together. It’s such a big plus to have your family here and doing it together. You know, the motto is “stronger together”. It goes for all the competitors here, but also with the friends and family, because you have to do it together, nobody can do it alone. And having my husband here, it’s wonderful, it’s helping both of us as well.>>We will let you celebrate with him. Congratulations Annelies.>>Thank you, Annalies, well done. Again, that link to loved ones and family. We will leave the track for a moment to try to catch up with the action in the in-field. Discuss, shot put, the throwing circles have been busy.>>The instructions barked out for those trying to keep things rolling along. 13.05, his first throw, the Australian, that has him in third. This is his second throw. That’s a pretty good one. Our standings at the moment in this men’s IF4 shot put. Oleksandr Bielobokov from the Ukraine leads the throw, ahead of the third-placed Australian and so 3cm from second and third so far. Really tight. 13.40, that previous throw from Sten. So that won’t surpass his best. Darren Young, his second throw for the United Kingdom, his first a 99.3.>>For those wondering how heavy the shot is here, 6 kilos in this IF4 class. It’s a great effort to push it that far out.>>Darren Young giving it everything.>>And Benyamin Bouquet now.>>Bouquet, his first throw was 8.98. Looked to come out of the hand pretty well. 9.62 the measure for Bouquet. So an improvement on his first throw of 8.98. Denmark. Got some distance about it. 1m neat for Poulsen on that throw. Big group of competitors here in this men’s IF 4. Fabian Frily of France. A clean throw there.>>Very healthy beard.>>11.23 his first throw.>>Very jealous of that beard. I wish I could grow a beard like that.>>Or throw a shot that far.>>Definitely.>>Being six kilos, it wouldn’t be light.>>that throw from Frily, so not advancing on his 11.23 first-up. And now the German, Emanuel Vostinar. His first throw was 11.27. Might be an improvement.>>Big push.>>Current lead in the competition, just shy of the 14m mark at 13.88 from Oleksandr Bi lobokov from the Ukraine. And the United States, 13.87 and then Sten in third, 13.85. Steven Bortle. 10.06 with his first throw.>>That one fell out of the hand for Bortle.>>A white flag, though. Lucky not to foul. 10.69. Just a moment or two pausing for Meik Briest. 7m, his first throw. Round 2 of the shot put in the IF4 class.>>In this IF4 class there are 32 competitors going through the preliminary rounds, where the top 8 will go to the final.>>An 11cm improvement on his first throw. 7.11 here. You see that on his forered from Rob Hufford from the USA, it happened when he was leaping into his coach’s arms. Look, some new ink work as well.>>I think it had the Sydney Harbour bridge.>>Yes. I’m assuming it’s new ink work. The 35-year-old retire Air Force captain. His form in the powerlifting tells us he’s got some grunt. Currently if the silver – well – the second position, as you say, Brad, we’ve got preliminaries here before, we roll into a final later today. Wow, 14.66. That’s the best of the lot so far.>>Look at that go. Great effort.>>Another competitor. Might be a new addition into the program.>>Everyone gets a go, Brad. That’s the great thing about the Invictus Games.>>We will try to get the competitor’s name for you.>>Working on it.>>Seems to be just under the 10m mark. As we now move to the start-list for the IT7 1500m.>>A number of scratchings here. No top 2, they won’t be going around. No Hedington, no Norman and also Watts of the United Kingdom, also on the previous pages, also out of the field. What was 19 is now 14. That’s for the men’s 1500m 1 IT7. Good to see some great comradery before they are about to test themselves.>>A big field. A very big field. It will be interesting to see these tactics, whether they stay bunched as a group, or if you will see a few competitors making it their own. Good luck to the competitor from Denmark. So Roberts of the United States, and Hamz Romania.>>>>Son son of the Netherlands. And there’s Costelloe of Australia. Jese Costelloe realises the camera is on him. So he gives his folks a shout-out.>>Hedington is in this race from the USA.>>Big 18, you’re right. Cornacchia>>Good to see Hedington.>>You can imagine why some may not make this field.>>Even if it was the first event in the week. Here we are getting a magnificent installment of the fourth Invictus Games 2018. There’s been cycling, rowing, powerlifting, team sports across the board, and a lot of competitors. It’s rare to see a competitor involved in only one sport, particularly here at the track and field, when the art of movement, of strength, is such a big part of rehabilitation for wounded warriors.>>I don’t think it’s too surprising our servicemen and women can do so much. They do it day in, day out.>>1500m in front. A big field, 15 in all. To try to trek around in warming conditions here at Sydney Olympic Park at the athletics centre. Breezy this morning but the sun beating down now. Roberts of the US taking an early lead. They strung out markedly in the previous categories. This looks a little more traditional, so to speak, for lack of a better world. The Romanian Hamza didn’t like being stuck on the inside. Roberts of the USA leads them through. The Ukrainian there, and that’s Oksentiuk. Kos Kos of Australia is there — Costelloe of Australia is there.>>The competitors are taking their time for the first 300. Three laps to go in this race.>>1200m, just a little under, in front of them. And already the runner from Denmark setting his standards. The American Roberts leading the way.>>I saw the pace is not appreciated by a couple of the competitors yet there. Roberts is now dropping back. So>>A man we thought was a scratching in Damien Hedington is our new laider ahead of Oksentiuk and he doesn’t like the pace either. He wants to add a little bit more. Hinett of the UK is in third. Big more manipulation in the 1500. They are heading the straight. That. They will hit the finishline, with 800 to run.>>Plenty of tactics in this IC7 1500ms. A few chilled faces.>>Oksentiuk looks focused. He’s playing up with the crowd already. 800 to go.>>Almost being like his compatriate getting the crowd involved.>>I don’t know if there will be any mo-bots here. I hope so, as we see Jacobsen at the tail. I hope we don’t see any such fate as befell Mo Farra, where he fell at one point in Rio, only to get himself back on to his feet and defend his title. Oksentiuk, he’s trying to make this a genuine race. He has a 10m break. The Ukrainian leads Hinett of the United Kingdom. The pace from the Ukrainian is stringing them out with 500 to go.>>Very controlled rhythm here. They are coming down. And Hinett is on his tail as well. He looks relaxed, mind you. As we’ve seen in the last 1500 from Wilkinson, will someone have a big hit here in this last 400m?>>Virgos Costello of Australia, receiving the bell. — there goes. Can anybody challenge Oksentiuk? A big-league. — big lead. You can see why he has the intent, if you look at what he has done in the pool so far this week. Three silver medals and a bronze medal for Bogdan Oksentiuk of Ukraine. And the 26-year-old thinks, I’ve got the set, bar one. Only 110m to go to get his gold metal. Three silver medals, one bronze medal, and the set will be complete on the track. World on, Bogdan Oksentiuk. Gold-medallist in the 1500. He will finally get to the top of the dais after a big campaign in Sydney. Karl Hinett of the UK takes the silver medal, and a strong finish from Steve Stephens as he takes the bronze. — Steve Sebburn. Great race, great technique.>>Will look at the kit coming home from multiple competitors.>>Everybody giving their best down the home straight. Costello of Australia, he has just got there. He has got some help. Hope he is OK. Plenty of assistance for Jesse Costelloe.>>It will burn you going out hard in the 1500 metres. He is our leader from the first 400m. But he had his moment.>>He had his moment of glory, and he is going to get it at both ends. Our early leader. John Roberts. A bit of a surge at the finish. Well done.>>Under six minutes, great run by Roberts. We saw Jesse Costelloe overhitting after the 400m and we can see it again down on the track track. Plenty colours in the house. We have had royalty here throughout the week. Hence Frederik returning to the sight of where he met his future wife and Queen. Sydney 2000, when indeed that they are made acquaintances. And what a famous relationship it has gone on to be. Come on, crowd! Get behind them! Bubby Jacobsen with 100m to run.>>Great finish. Very focused.>>We have seen him in the rolling. We have seen him in the swimming. Here he is on the track. He will complete the 1500 metres.>>Well done, Buddy Jacobsen. — Bubby Jacobsen. And that is our feel home. — field. In the men’s IT7 1500 metres.>>A bit of support for Jesse Costelloe, who is still down on the track, but I think he is recovering OK.>>Yes, all that you care taken with all the competitors here. — all due care.>>Bogdan Oksentiuk finally gets his gold medal. After a number of silver and bronze medals, he takes gold on the track. Well done, Bubby Jacobsen. Jesse Costelloe getting plenty of medical assistance to ensure he will we looked after and recover. We saw similar scenes after his event yesterday. And he was bubbly enough to speak to us. So let’s hope the recovery is just a strong as it was yesterday.>>It shows you the amount of exertion you go through in an event like the 1500 metres. It is not easy. Not for the fainthearted.>>We are about to go back to the wheelchairs in the 1500, our next event on the track, that is about 15 minutes away. Roberts of the US.>>Very controlled in the beginning. Bogdan Oksentiuk was on a mission. After his story at the pool, he wanted to get that gold medal.>>Looked like he did it comfortably, too, by the end of it. There is the silver-medallist, Kennett. — Hinnet. And Steve Sebburn getting the bronze. Delighted.>>Does it make you want to get back out there and run the 1500?>>I just hope that Jesse Costelloe was OK.>>Look, if I can get out and do my 25 minute saunter along the Brisbane River every now and then, which I do, just to keep the blood flowing, that will be enough. I’m not too keen on busting my boiler around the 1500 metres on the track. I am pretty lucky were I live in Brisbane, in Australia, lots of lovely parks to run around the Brisbane River, just enough to keep the, what they say, the Greek philosophy of a healthy body and a healthy mind?>>25 minutes is still a great effort, to be able to go around for a run.>>It depends on how you are feeling on the day. I extend it out sometimes. The lungs are willing, the mind is willing. My left knee is not as willing.>>I am sure there has been lots of inspiration we have seen out here for the audience. They will probably want to get back out and get involved in sport, because there has been some amazing achievements. And the little worry as we saw this morning, that is motivating in its own. — little warrior low. Another medal ceremony coming up through Andrew Wilkinson of Australia. He has been exceptional. At the upper shall on of sporting performance. — upper echelon.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the men’s 1500 metres IT1. The medals will be presented by Jan Mason, managing director of Fence Hosing Australia. Bronze medallist, representing the United States, Benjamin Seekell. Silver-medallist, representing France, Mickael Ranchin. Gold-medallist, and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Australia, Andrew Wilkinson.>>After six gold medals in the swimming pool, he adds a seven. Here at the track. 11 medals in all four Andrew Wilkinson. What a competitor.>>For a man that didn’t like the track, he sure shows he has got some skill.>>Adept on land and at sea, so to speak.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Sydney Invictus Games 2018 medallists.>>For a man from the Navy, he suggested he preferred the water. But he was able to work around the 1500 metres here today. To take a seventh gold medal. I hope you are enjoying a coverage of day two of athletics. There are two sessions today. We will have a bit of a break in the middle of the day. My name is Quentin Hull and I am alongside 3-time Paralympian Brad Scott. Invictus Games Sydney 2018, on this Friday afternoon in the New South Wales capital. Big team sports to come, after wheelchair rugby was decided last night in the men’s, Australia winning there. We have the wheelchair basketball getting under way today, and for the next couple of days. Back to the infield. Some more action from a seated shot put.>>Well… I think he is happy with that performance.>>That might be an understatement.>>That is his series done. Team USA’s Andrew Taylor. Just 3cm shy of his vest with that last throw, 7.4 four. This is a straight final, Brad, as much as there is a lot of competitors, because of the nation — nature of the seated shot put, they have essentially got one sitting to give it their best.>>They have split the competitors into two pools. David Cook has finished his round. Very happy.>>My apologies, that is David Crook. There we have it. His previous best was 8.91. That was a 10.29 from David Crook. My apologies, getting a little confused. There we go. He looks like he is into the lead in the competition. We will do our best to run down the leaders in that competition for you. So, yes, coming through now. Apologies, indeed. Crook of the USA leading, with 10.29 on that last throw. Then Jamal of Jordan second, currently, 9.10 is best throw. And Omar Mohammed Abdulrazzaq on Iraq with a 8.04 bro. We have had 10 competitors come through. A further seven to come. A big field. Starting to warm up a little bit out of there. A breezy start, and overcast starts today.>>Yeah, the sun is still hidden which is probably good for many of the competitors. Although you should always slip, slop slap. The wind looks like it might be picking up a bit at the moment.>>Slip, slop and slap, everybody knows what that means in this part of the world. If you are watching from further afield, slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. And these days they add wrap to that as well, to protect your eyes. Put on a wrap, your sunglasses.>>UV protection.>>Yes, slip, slop and slap, and wrap. We have seen other kinds of rap in the stands.>>I was going to say, from what we have heard from you so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear some beats.>>Wouldn’t be out of place. You are being very kind.>>Plenty of those temporary tattoos throughout this Invictus Games. Some competitors might end up making them permanent. From the we have seen so far. Cyrille Chahboune of France about to get his start.>>The only way I could get a moustache like that would be to draw it on. Looks a bit like you, if you had a moustache.>>Certainly a similar hairdo.>>I wish my upper body looked as good. Looks very strong, doesn’t he?>>Reminds me of those strongmen were used to see in those old brings in photos, back in the early 1900s. — drawings and photos.>>This is the second group of competitors in the men’s shotput IF5.>>It is a straight final.>>Chasing David Crook after that 10 metre plus bro that we saw a short time ago. — throw. Cyrille Chahboune, the man we are about to see throw, has already had a successful games in the dinghy section of sailing, where he won the individual event there, picking up a gold medal on the waters of Sydney Harbour. He also lifted in the light weight of the powerlifting, the best lift of 105kg to fish seventh there. Being in the pool as well. Swam in the 15 metre freestyle heat. It and make the final. Swam in the final of the relay. And also, a part of the wheelchair rugby team. So, he had a busy night last night. An amazing atmosphere at the wheelchair rugby.>>It is one of those must see sports, if you have never been along. The atmosphere, I mean, you can see it a bit on television, but being in the house, you hear the sound of the chairs crashing into each other. I am sure you would have seen a bit of murder ball in your time, Brad, across three Paralympic Games.>>It is one of those sports, as you mention, you do have to witness it to truly understand it. Just be noise, not only by the audience, but with the chairs crashing, when they smashed together you feel it as well as hear it. And you hear the energy in those rooms. The competitors themselves, in the Paralympic Games, the athletes, they are so skilful and it is a very strategic and tactical game. It is not just about getting the ball from one end to the other. There are plays, there are strategies. The host nation here, Australia, are very good at their game, as well as the USA and Canada. It is one of those world games that I have no doubt will become as big a sport in the future for the rest of us.>>Well, we might be able to get to see Cyrille Chahboune of France throw, because our next event on the track is not too far away. This will be a good race. They have been engaged in a 200m and the 400m earlier, Matthew Brumby already with two medals for Australia in this particular wheelchair class. He is the cocaptain of the Australian team, Matthew Brumby. And he will be the segmental favourite among the locals. — sentimental. Brumby on the inside. And the three Americans. There is the cocaptain, buoyed by his performance on the track yesterday. He had another track gold after picking up to yesterday. — two. Ryan Novak, of the USA. Gold-medallist in the cycling, Daniel Lee. Looking forward to his performance here. Three men from the Stars and Stripes, taking on the green and gold of Australia. Look at the kids on the hill, trying to cheer on Matt Brumby. Brumby pushes away from the inside. Trying to keep that in a track portion, with the three Americans against him. — inner track. Novak, Smith and is Lee in that order, settling into the early phases of this 1500 metres. Brumby is happy enough to control the pace out in front from the outset.>>You can see Brumby’s technique, as was Novak’s, very good work, using the upper body as they are able to invest IT4 class. It is for limited to leg function with the presence of some awful trunk control. — some or full. There is some injury which prevents the — these athletes from being able to run around the track. And steady pace as they come around the first 300m.>>It has been a big 24 hours format Brumby, two gold medals on the track yesterday, part of the wheelchair right the team, he won the gold medal last night. — wheelchair rugby team. We know that over the 400m he has that power, so if he wants to make it a sit and sprint, you are happy thing he has that explosive part to really get the chair going when required. Family and friends watching on, General supporters, there is so much goodwill behind Matthew Brumby. From a local perspective. Novak keeping close quarters. So too is Smith. A very tactical opening 500m.>>You would think Brumby would like to keep it at a nice and steady pace considering that not only was he here at the track yesterday, but playing about wheelchair rugby final as well. Surely the arms not have much left in them?>>Be looks alright at the moment. 900m to push. Gold in the 200m, gold in the 400m, and playing a bit of cat and mouse with 800m left in the 1500 metres, Matthew Brumby of Australia, Ryan Novak of the United States coming second. Number four is Joshua Smith of the USA. They have dropped Daniel Lee, who is about 100m further back. The penultimate lap. Brumby. He seems pretty happy with proceedings, although what has Novak got? Just 800m to push. Just a little bit of extra pace down the back straight for the second last time.>>Novak looks in good shape as well, just behind Brumby. Rate control and great technique by Brumby. As well as Novak. Very experienced in the chair. You can see the slightly different consideration of their chairs compare to that of Joshua David Smith. Novak is just getting in behind the wheel of rugby.>>Is backing them up. He is happy to back himself in an energetic push over the last 400m. It is a sit and sprint, I think, from Brumby’s point of view. He thinks, the arms are fatigued from yesterday but I know I had the power yesterday in the 400m. So if I can control the pace to the post and get the bell, I am going to back myself in the last lap. Novak is looking. Smith is looking. Brumby is ensuring that he is just reaching it out further with 400m to push.>>Surely the arms are tired by now. Surely.>>Egos!>>Look at that power. The acceleration from Brumby, he puts a gap on the two Americans.>>Would be cheering schoolkids populating the terraced down the back straight. Those in the stands are making plenty of noise as well. Matthew Brumby is headed for a third gold medal on the track. After picking up to here yesterday, he went and helped the Australian wheelchair right team to victory last night. It has been a huge 34 hours for the Australian cocaptain. Another gold medal coming up. The cocaptain of team Australian. — Team Australia. Brumby gallops to victory to make it a third gold medal at the track and a fourth in all at these games. His power cannot be matched. Josh Smith has pushed a smart race, sitting third in behind Novak for the majority of the contest. He has found some acceleration to take the silver. Ryan Novak will take runs. Matt Brumby, quick as you like, has gone to the back straight to make sure Daniel Lee has some company for his last 270m. Here we see it again. The Invictus spirit pouring out. Daniel Lloyd is successful in the cycling, couldn’t keep up with the pace of Brumby on the track. The schoolkids, everybody here, is roaring for the camaraderie between Australian and American. And Daniel Lee has got some company for his last 200m. Brumby has led by performance and is leading here yet again by example. And well made a stand here at the athletics centre at Sydney Olympic Park. Having blitzed the field, Brumby ensures Lee has company down the final lap was his 1500 metres, he rolls out at the appropriate time to allow leave a moment of glory to finish. — Lee. Well played by Daniel Lee, perfectly handled by Matt Brumby. Rates start yet again.>>I don’t know what to say. These games have been absolutely fascinating, not just for the competitors but also the sportsmanship as well.>>That is just a perfect race. Brumby controlled it out in front and won the medal. And it just so happened, as he was rolling through the finishing line, he rolled onto Daniel Lee’s wheel and accompanied him from the back straight all the way home.>>No wonder he is the captain of the Australian team.>>Surely those arms are burning by now.>>A comprehensive time for Matthew Brumby. Four minutes, 44.35. The three Americans in behind the Aussie. Brumby with another goal. Have a look at the starting list for later on, I will see appears in the 100m, Matt Brumby. You would think, with his power… Indeed he is. Yes. A bigger field there. There is that exhilaration. The quickness on the rims. He realised that he had done enough to keep the inside part of the track, and then he was happy enough, pretty much, to set a cruisy pace for the first kilometre. Then, once it was rounded up, look at that margin.>>100m in the last lap as the margin he created. What an amazing competitor.>>Then it — then he jumps on the wheel of Daniel Lee to help him through the last lap. No doubt Daniel Lee is feeling the pain but it makes it so much easier when you have some body like Matthew Brumby helping you through.>>The 1500 metres IT7 category.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony of the men’s IT7 1800 metres.>>Ron ‘s medallist, representing the United Kingdom, Steve Sebburn. — bronze medallist. Silver-medallist representing the United Kingdom, Carl Heine it is.>>Told medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion representing Ukraine, Bogdan Oksentiuk. — gold-medallist.>>Be has seen silver and bronze in the pool, but now, Atley truck, Bogdan Oksentiuk of Ukraine. If there is natural cure of blue and gold from Ukraine. Congratulations to our medallists. A very happy man rate their, Oksentiuk. Well one, there. A medal ceremony shortly to follow. The IT4 wheelchair class are about to receive their medals. Bogdan Oksentiuk of Ukraine. A medal to match the famous national duo of blue and gold. He is warming up. A very happy man right there, Bogdan Oksentiuk. His technique would not look out of place in any athletics track. Very well one there. The IT3 1500. Another ceremony to follow. A quick turnaround for the competitors in the IT4 wheelchair class. They are about to receive their medals. While we wait, let’s go down to Bogdan Oksentiuk. Congratulations, this has been such a successful Invictus Games view already. What is into at a gold medal to collection? — what does it mean to you. This win is for the veterans that died, for those veterans who defend our country, to defend our borders. This win is for them. Congratulations, Bogdan Bogdan. to hear from him. It looks like back Olins recruited a photographer there to translate. We appreciate competitors speaking to us. But it can be so daunting to speak on camera when you do not speak the local lingo. But well done, Neve. And well done not only to our interpreter and photographer, but also to Bogdan Oksentiuk himself. Showing all that respect for a country which has had so much conflict on its eastern border. We will get that medal ceremony by the look of it, which is probably going to be raising the eyebrows for competitors out near the 1500. That means standing out in the sun, and they will have to wait for this to go through before they can run. Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the men’s IT4 1500 metres. The medals will be presented by Mark Cameron. Boswell, presenting the united states of America Rai and Patrick Novack. — Ryan. Silver-medallist, representing the United States of America, Joshua David Smith. Well done to Joshua David Smith, sitting in third for most of the race, but had what it took to come past his compatriot, Novack, to claim the silver medal. But it was his next meant that made it a rest of his own. — race of his own. Gold-medallist in the 2008 in Invictus Games, representing Australia, Matthew Brumby. He helped the wheelchair rugby team win gold last night as well. Cocaptain of this trading team to putting in big-time here in Sydney. — of the Australian team. Do you think is tired of going up there? No, I don’t think so! You know what it is like, you get to do that anywhere in the world, it is special, but doing it here is the stuff of dreams. This is the day they will never forget. They have been running in the sun, those boys. Here is our favourite from yesterday. Don’t you mean your favourite? My favourite, but I was happy to you to join in. Little Gemma belted my heart. If you are unaware of what we are talking about, Mike Kacer ran yesterday. And Gemma came out with him. Who wins here? Michael Kacer and Michael Lyddiard Australia. We have not seen too many Kiwis out on the track. It will be interesting to see what Greg Wilson does here. — Michael Lyddiard of Australia. Getting ever warmer as well. Lyddiard about to be introduced to the crowd. The footy when you’re from Queensland gets a good response. Kacer ready to go again. If you’re with us earlier on, actually, my apologies, here is Wilson from the New Zealand team. An incredible story here for Luuk Veltink. I’m amazed at the range of Baxter is coming here. 1500 metres ahead of them, we had a warming Friday afternoon of sunshine. Wilson of New Zealand starting strongly with Kacer, along with the Georgian. It will be Wilson to take the first 100 metres. A field like this, what are we expecting? A bit of a certain Sprint? It does not look that way, Quinton. It looks like it will be an easy paced race. — a bit of a sit and sprint. Wilson has his arm, but you don’t have to be in any key to run in this race. You need to have a defect to one or both arms. You can see nice technique therefrom Wilson. And a nice grouping behind him. That this train, Lyddiard, at the tail of the field. Almost a lap completed. Also in New Zealand were waiting to see if this would be a sit and sprint or if this man wants to make it a genuine affair. And he is happy to go out hard. Greg Wilson of New Zealand is an established leader. He looks very comfortable. It does not look like he is pushing himself that hard right now. He is trying to see from that picture who is in second place. Looks pretty comfortable, good rhythm. Trailing by the best part of 20m. A bill over 800m to run. Greg Wilson, the Kiwi. — a little over. He looks in good form. Served in the army for 20 years, Greg Wilson. Going through the finish line, with only two laps to go. Jibuti looks like he is working hard to go through the finish line. Wilson on the back straight. 650m to run. The Australian, Lyddiard, there, crossing the line. They don’t have left for him. — 800 left for him. This has been a very controlled run by the 43-year-old from New Zealand. We have seen him in the cycling, we have seen in the golf, we have seen in the rowing. Get to pick up a medal, though, Greg Wilson. He has had a big campaign. Looks well-placed. He will have a metallic souvenir to show brawl at work here in Sydney this week, with 450m to run in the 1500. This is a great place. He only has 450 left. Will he keep the red or will he keep going? We’ll have to wait and see. He won a couple of gold medals in Toronto 12 months ago, so having competed across the board in a number of sports without yet find himself on the podium, it is is going to hold himself together, now. 43 rolled Kiwi Army servicemen. The best part of 100m behind. George’s Jibuti is third. He’s getting the moment. And just behind him we have Kacer. And then Lyddiard of Australia back in the tail of the field with 200m to go. Foreign army servicemen of two decades plus for New Zealand. The Anzac spirit will join the Invictus spirit here in Sydney as one of our great mates from across the ditch is straining his face and giving it everything he can for the final 80m. He knows what it is like here at the Invictus Games. He has plenty of support. And the Anzac spirit blows through. Greg Wilson, congratulations. Gold medal in the 1500 metres. He has done uncomfortably. Next home will be Luuk Veltink of benevolence. He has run a composed 1500 metres. The finish coming up for the bronze. Whereabouts have a dingdong battle for the bronze. Luuk Veltink is through for second. This is not about a little. We have seen up a free here at the start line, Mark Kacer storms through to take another medal. He is exhausted. And Jibuti completes the course. One man to finish. And this is the 41-year-old from Queensland, Michael Lyddiard give it everything he has got to finish the 1500. Lyddiard has had a sore hamstring throughout this, too. That left thigh is heavily strapped. Well done, gentlemen. One, two, three, Invictus! Issues you the determination he has shown. Do you pick that up? Where are possibly really special at this medal ceremony, because Wilson, the Kiwi, suggesting that he might be on at with a haka when he goes through at this. Stick around for that. He was hurting at the end and you can understand why. It is all time. You would have to think that that is very close family. Kacer was banned by the end of it. A bit of a decathlete doing all events here at the athletics track. Great to see that proud sporting colour of some of our close cousins here from New Zealand. We will salute Wilson with the gold medal in the 1500 IT3 glass. A medal for IT3, and another medal for Michael Kacer. Jibuti and Lyddiard have been invited along to the haka, so we’ll keep our eye on that. A bit of Bruno Mars, now. Or is that Mark Ronson? As much as Bruno Mars takes the credit, I think that is Mark Ronson. I impressed by your knowledge of music. Everything from K-pop through to the old classics. I am only a broadcaster because could make it as a singer. I don’t know, Jamiroquai? We will hear a few more stories from down the track. Neve has been speaking to some down at the track. Four gold medals in under four hours, and yet you had incredible acceleration in that final lap. How are you feeling? Really good. We had little chat the American boys and they did not realise that they had not been pushing out of a very long. So I asked if there was any drafting. So we decided that we would have a bit of fun, try and drafting work, low around here, so the last — so the crowd would add a bit of excitement running along the pack. Another medal the track. Daniel, it yourself and Matt shared an exciting final lap. To be honest I can’t muster the. I zoned out. Let him being there really encouraged me. Because actually didn’t expect anyone to be there. And Aminah saw him, it helped push me. It is a seriously tough event, the 1500, Matt. How special and his monster you? I wrote my first ever track race was 5km. The boy ‘s I were still rolling around. You know, Jake came back down the track and rolled the last couple of laps, and as Dan said, that is what it is about. You’re not heated demoralising or make anyone feel bad, if I can help them by helping push along is stronger, that is good. We are here as a team. You have the whole stand on their feet, guys, congratulations. Thank you very much. It is a technical sport and Woolies Landau. It is not just about other bodies recovered there is a prose is about learning how to control the chair when it comes to this level. Someone like Matt Brumby, who has done a lot of it, and then somebody like Dave Lee who has not done much. A great Australian mentioned that, supporting Matt Brumby. But we go back down to Neve. She is there with Greg Wilson. I got really well prepared by the staff and came right after hitting a bit messed up earlier in the week. It was great. But you know, it is just an honour to be out there with some fellow sportspeople who paid the price of many countries, and such a variety of people. Yes, it is an honour to hang out with them. They were great support is a great guys. We saw a really special moment for you all after all of that, when all the competitors crossed the finish line. You take us into that moment? Just getting together and reminding ourselves what it is all about you know? I have not been winning all this week, but I wanted those guys who didn’t come first to feel proud and they have my respect and I think it is just reminding ourselves of the reason we are here. It is just brilliant. The way the Aussie public have supported the event, it is just awesome. I’m just really glad that I could do New Zealand pride today. Amite River has been tried really hard without a lot of success this week. I’m just glad I can get in there and have our day. After more than 20 years in the armed services for New Zealand, Hasbro ‘s visit to take the first gold? It means the world to me. Just pulling on a black singlet, it really customer, it makes me so proud. I mightn’t be running quite as quick, but I felt like it. And that is what I set myself before race. — how does it feel to take the first gold? All these other all semester and the kids have come along to watch, you do your best, and you never know. It just might be your day Sunday. Have you got something planned for the medal ceremony? I don’t know if they have enough people to rustle up a haka, but they told the ghost in a radically do to one, because it is for all of us. And I hope they do, because it is a big part of our culture and it makes me really proud if they can do one. But I don’t know, they might not be expecting it, because I wasn’t feeling so confident this morning. Gray Wilson, congratulations. They do very much. — Gray Wilson. Great to hear from Gray Wilson from New Zealand. The energy of the younger generation coming year has been great. — Rick Wilson. — Greg. We saw competitors running with artificial legs, in wheelchairs, and we got to rocket to Taylor Swift as well. — rock it. Why do you stand up with every Tsonga comes on? Because I can’t help it. But it is dance came time now. I’m glad that I am behind the window. Look at the form. — cam. There is a lot of energy in the crowd. It is infectious and fantastic. Very much so. On the screen, cutting some moves for us, please. Feel that moment when they realise that they are being seen. I’m on TV and! OK, I better do something cool! But it is not just the kids that are dancing! Everybody loves a bit of Taylor Swift… He has been a start throughout dance cam. — a star. Working through most of the 1500 races and a night, from the track, at least, will be focusing more on the 100s. There is the odd 400 as well, but what was an overcast and breezy day to start as we ticked towards one o’clock local time here in Sydney, bid 20s and warm for competitors and fans alike. — mid20s. The flags of change directions. Blowing across the track now as opposed to going with the headwind down the home straight. Before the interest of the next race, down to my favourite, or two of them, really, Neve and Mike Kacer. You want plenty of hearts you the last few days. But another bronze medal to you. Out does that feel? It was amazing. I hate the 400 – I’d take the 400 to begin with, so the 1500 is even worse. I have been fighting my body locking, my legs cramping, so this is where it is coming out, I knew this would be a match. A match between the graph in the Netherlands and Georgia, who ran ahead of me. He has beaten me twice. It is kind of like that bittersweet victory, but to build come out here and Joey Wright, to be out to get the crowds going, this is really in the Invictus spirit. Everyone is very proud of you. Congratulations again. Those images of his medal ceremony with young Gemma yesterday, everyone that I saw on Twitter and Instagram and so forth just soaked it up. It was great to see just two in that head-to-head. They’ve gone head-to-head for a couple of events here at the track. Sobeys IT5 competitors, they don’t have the same trump control as those in the IT4 class. But certainly looked the part. Good-looking racing chairs there on the inside. Petrowitsch leaves, as well. We have seen Rose received his silver medal. In this case is only one medal presented because there are just too competitors. Two to go. Three and three quarters lap challenge. Pradalier wants to stay in the inside line. He up speed on the inside there, Pradalier. Rose strain to get on his inside wheel. A good start from the Frenchman. Already putting a gap of 10 plus metres on Malcolm Rose. You hear the kids still roaring in that section of the track where they can lean over the barricades near that top bend. It has been a prolific Invictus Games and imagined for Sebastian Pradalier. Only two gold medals here already on the track, to bronze in both the time-trial and the cycling, the bronze in the insurance, the indoor rowing. At the campaign with the wheelchair racing team as well. — and a big campaign. belting the desks of the cheer going past our cameras. Those special gloves, you have seen close up, with grip and protection inside, extravagant sums on them as part of the technical paring down to get as much grip on power through the cheer. I’m sure you can imagine, if it was just the hands working on the wheels you would have a few calluses and blisters, maybe removing some skin, the gloves are there to protect the hands and make sure the grip is sufficient. When you are watching someone like Pradalier pushing the wheel, he is pushing underneath not on top. You would think he would grab from the top, they are using momentum and the positioning of the body, he is grabbing from in front of the wheel and pushing it under and through. And makes it easier to work competitively. That wonderful ear format, he is intent on getting a good time here, he has got a 100 metre break on Rose but the Frenchman keeping the head down, trying to keep in touch with the aerodynamic position, this is a man working through his own timeline, the cheering for Rose, the start of the finish line with two laps to go. Plenty of lactic acid pumping through those arms at the back there, when you watch many wheelchair athletes compete in an event like the 1,500, if they take their shirt off afterwards you see red marks almost like a breast stroke you see in Nepal, using so much energy and muscle groups to push themselves at the speeds they are travelling at. — in a pool. 500 metres to push for Pradalier, his site sets on third goal medal at the track. Still, not easing up, this has been impressive, the nature of the way he has pushed himself here, 400 metres to go. You think of the 1,500 metres as we see Rose about to enter the home straight with 500 to push, the man from the UK, the atmosphere and the Stadium in London 2012 when David where from the UK one is some type of class over the 1,500 was a moment that will never be forgotten and wheelchair sports in the UK and across the world. Pradalier got 200 to go. Rose gets the bell with 400 to push. Triumphant in the two Andy four, his third gold medal for Sebastian Pradalier. Here at the track. A class above. 100 to go. Still, really working down hard on the Rams, head down, trying to go for a time, now. Seeing if he can reset his personal best, the clock is around the foreman at 40 mark, he. That just inside 445, will he? Close to that? A dominant victory, three gold medals for Pradalier. In the IT5 wheelchair class. Rose with a little more to push. Schoolchildren cheering him on, great sight to see. 120 metres to go for Malcolm Rose. The fans, Jonas keep cheering. And, why not. First Invictus Games for the men from Hampshire. The serving a flight sergeant. Malcolm Rose has got 20 metres to push. He gets a raw as he completes the 1,500.>>Good man. A couple of tired boys, getting warm, you can see the heat radio waiting off the tarmac.>>Very warm on that track, how about the frequency from Pradalier, the turnover in the last hundred metres, the arms would have been burning, keeping the frequency up. Great showcase of credibility. — of great ability. Sharing a warm down lap with each other, with support from the audience. These gentle men will be back on tonight in the 100 metres. They will take some time to recover, not until 6pm, local time, just gone past 1pm, five hours for them to recover. Get back to perform in front of this amazing crowd, once more. They have built a gate friendship by now, surely, seeing each other so often at his Invictus Games. How often have we seen that? Two competitors from different countries, uniting as one. That is what the spirit of Invictus Games is all about, being united, helping each other through, the medals are presented but as we have seen countless times, it’s not about the medals, about going out there and showing everyone, including yourself, what you have and what you can do. A standing ovation once more from the audience. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE). Good to see so many people supporting these competitors. You would want to stay out there a bit longer. Two very big smiles. Two very tired athletes.>>Waiting for someone to say I can’t push the next 400 for the lap of honour. They need someone to push them around. A third gold medal for the Frenchman, Malcolm Rose stopping the clock and five minutes 47. A break in proceedings from the track. A look in the field. An hour and a half of action remaining in the morning session. So to speak, as much as an hour and five minutes into the afternoon?>>How are you holding up? Got the lollies and some sugar.>>We need it, I will need something to replenish all that the motion and energy this morning has taken away. Some of the things we have witnessed this morning have been so good, look at the frequency from Pradalier, amazing amazing effort.>>Interested to know if the 447 is a personal best, no question of them finishing in front. It was a question, I think of whether or not he could beat his best time, he looks like he was really going for it. Those with the camera well done, and a few autographs.>>The frequency will come into it when he competes in the 100 metres later. It will be great to see if he can recover. If the men can replenish themselves.>>That’s a great spot. Over that entry point to the medal ceremonies. In I imagine there is a number of signatures on that young lady’s shared.>>We are hiding in the eye am unconquered area, luckily enough, out of the sunshine. Because it’s getting warm honours Friday afternoon.>>That’s what we like to see, sunscreen being applied.>>This may be a special medal ceremony here. Craig Wilson of New Zealand, winning. He has the relay team with them. The medal ceremony for the men’s IT3 1,500 metres. The medals will be presented by David Coco the president of the house foundation. Bronze medallist, representing the United States of America, Mike Kacer. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE).>>Do you know how many medals Kacer has now?>>Four on the track. I will doublecheck.>>Silver-medallist, representing the Nederlandse loop Welting. . He picked up a medal in the sailing on Sunday. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE). Gold-medallist at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing New Zealand, Craig Wilson! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE).>>With Sydney close to home and close to her for many New Zealanders great to see his family is here. To celebrate with them. Two decades of service to his country in the Army. To have his young boys there. Proudly wearing the black of his national team sporting pride. Most Kiwi victories are shared in Australia. Unless it’s rugby, of course, we won’t talk about that. It’s great to see a Kiwi with a gold medal around his neck.>>Proud father.>>For his children to experience that, assuming his wife as well, that’s great. Lovely, lovely sense. — scenes. What an excuse to travel the Tasman.>>To come and see your Father compete at the Invictus Games, why not?>>Still a breeze out there. Finding respot for the patrons — respite. We are in the middle of spring, and Australia. Not yet getting to the very hot months. Lot of the country, if you are watching us and regional areas, desperate for rain, our thoughts are with you, Alan farmers across most of the country, not close to the east coast but further inland, could do with more rain anywhere, especially those, drought affected, we are always thinking of you. Hopefully the rain can come and help you in the next little bit. As far as today, and Sydney, it’s a sunny and slightly breezy day. These gentle men are about to be introduced as the competitors in the shot put. A great explanation from the EPA, as to the classification requirements for the IF1 category. 11 listed to start. O’Neill of the United States. Siegel of the United States. Pacheco of the USA. 11 to compete in what is a straight final. The IF1 shotput. I might be wrong, looking at that lineup I could not see Yasser from Estonia. Maybe he may be giving this Sea Brent Amis. — giving this event Amis. — a miss. Ellman said of Jordan. Some shoulder strength to throw the shotput in that upper body.>>This gentleman here, Filo hoping for a good shotput competition, disappointment in the power lifting the other day. (CHEERING The action continues on the field. We have the men ready to go for the shotput. Pradalier will get another moment to celebrate his prowess, receiving a medal in what was a two Manfield for the wheelchair class over the 1,500.>>Representing France, Pradalier.>>A clean sweep on the track for this man. Gold in the 200, 400 and 1,500 in the IT5 wheelchair class. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE).>>Let’s celebrate the team members. He has had a big campaign, Sebastian Pradalier, it is the track where he has shown the best of his performances. Wheeling his way over to Leigh Barnes, we may catch up with him in a moment. As they settled themselves down. He has shown French flair with his performances. It will be interesting to hear from him, with interpreter.>>Sebastian congratulations, three races, three gold medals, how did that one field to collect your third gold medal?>>(Speaks French). The results of one year of training with my coach, it is great to share this gold medal with the other athletes, it’s really cool.>>Your mother and father are here with you to watch the race, how important is that family support?>>(Speaks French) will start>>My parents I hear from the beginning when I was winded, it is an honour to have them here, it is really important to look at them when I am competing.>>They will be behind you in the final race. Best of race.>>Thank you, thank you for everybody for organising the games. Let’s meet in 2012.>>Congratulations.>>Well done, great to hear from Sebastian Pradalier. He is now 38. A paraplegic from a Kaa crash in 2010, his third Invictus Games, he knows the spirit world.>>The introduction of our men in the IF1 dim and drink are of Ukraine. — Dimitrenko. A different — a different set of technique in the shotput.>>The IF1 is for lower limb impairment. Interesting to see with a prosthetic and some of the competitors are able to spin in a circle or they choose to watch themselves in a forward trajectory.>>That is a foul, red flag. For Kirovski of Poland. No throw registered. The previous one from a Dimitrenko was the best so far. Only four or five competitors have rolled through. O’Neill of the United States got 704. That is a fear throw. From Almazahde of Jordan. Now Michael Sousadocarma of the USA. Billed as if he could really fill it. It is all about the platform you can present in the string event. These are men with lower limb deficiencies, when you have an upper body like that… Out he goes.>>How about the explosiveness. Incredible. There am! Some rotation and power. Absolutely putting that out there.>>1181. 1181 for Sousadocarma of the US. Now Pori of the stony. — Estonia. Handy, around the eight metre mark. A white flag.>>Loving the New Zealand jersey almost like a basket full jersey. Nu-Filo. Great amount of power. Pacheco walking into the circle. 9264 Nu-Filo. Interesting lower limb prosthetic for Jason Pacheco of the United States.>>That is more common, that sort of prosthetic and the throwing ring. Inhabitation on the right side, issues on the left side, he was able to keep his left leg. That one fell — out of the wrist by the looks of it. You want to keep a strong structure with your wrist arm and elbow, using that power to launch through. We see a replay of that one.>>We see the shortfall out of the hand before he tried to be loose.>>I love hearing the officials reading out those measurements to help you out is the information does take time from this event to come from the infield. That is a completion of the first round of throws. The leader is Michael Sousadocarma of the United States. 1181 his best throw. His first round throw, the best in the competition. Dimitrenko of Ukraine is the next best. The Polish competitor is third. Pori completes the top trio.>>I am thinking, if you haven’t got your main page, get a text and putsch your name down.>>For those at home wondering how much a lake like that might cost, hundred and $20,000.>>What was the term you use? Genium prosthetic, it is a lake that can walk upstairs for you, some of those put ethics with artificial knees, aren’t able to stabilise your weight if they are in front of your body, because of how the knee is built, it is able to grab power through the knee joint.>>Provide power where they would not be power and regular knee joints.>>The US military help to create that, they wanted it. Just to come back into the front line.>>Extraordinary.>>The first throw of Seekell. He would be tired after the 1,500 today.>>More than tired.>>But they just keep going. 884, the measurement. An improvement for Seekell. Dimitrenko 1118. Among the BTEC — had a competitors through the first round. — better. Generating the force from the ground. Dimitrenko. Great effort. Will it challenges mark of just over 11 metres. — his first mark. A big day on track and field continues, and is the second and last day of athletics competition at Invictus Games Sydney, 2018. An overcast morning burned off by the afternoon sunshine. Conditions are good for what has been a big day of action, so far, plenty to come. Currently in the field for the leak deficiency shotput. 3-time Paralympian Brad Scott here. Terrific action throughout the morning. Another 1.5 hours to go through here. The second of three sessions. A bit of a break in the afternoon before the evening session. Highlighted by one of the 100 metre races. At the moment, Brad, we are enjoying competitors giving us their best in the men’s IF1 leg deficiency class for the shotput. This is the second round of six others in this field. Quentin, you mention that there is a small break between the two sessions here. And we needed after the energy and emotion of early today, when we have seen so many competitors getting behind each other and supporting each other, but also the little warriors that we have seen earlier today, the cerebral for the kids competing in their own races. About to throw Plot 35 — about to throw 1235. The little bit warriors were great to start the new day. But as expected, we have seen it not only great athletic feats coming here, but feats of generosity and kindness, the Invictus spirit has been flowing through the veins throughout every venue and none more so than the New Zealander after an emotional start of the day. Comfortably in the sector. A lot of power shown by these competitors in the shotput. It is a class, as you can see, for lower limb deficiencies. Very strong prosthetic, there. Jason Pacheco. Two rounds through. Sousadocarma is fellow countrymen. Sousadocarma’s best is more than a metre ahead of his competition. And then the Estonian, Madis Pori, rounding out the top three. A big cut of 1500 metre races that we have seen this morning. If you have just been joining us, medals to be United States, to the French, and multiple gold-medallists in the track more big names to excel throughout this long session to open the second and final day of track and field. It is a common theme, the way the competitors engage with each other, Brad. You see that they have become mates in that mateship, and that is something that will continue after the games have concluded. No doubt they will still be in contact given the beauty of social media today. Many would already have thought that was a great effort from O’Neill. An adjustment to his number. A little under his previous throw. Amazing the way these athletes can hold the projectile into the field with this being a category for those with lower limb impairments. If it will be that goes into this particular discipline. It is a major challenge to these guys to manage their lower limbs. A great test of balance and skill, and when your energy get produce from the ground cart it is a great event. As the first time we’ve seen shotput at the Invictus Games as well. If you’re wondering how heavy that shot is, go and pick up to three litre cartons of milk. And that is how heavy it is, 6kg. So they are doing a great job considering the weight. 719 for the Polish competitor. There is the call, at 770 four and the competitor from Jordan. A little bit more about our leader. A retired machine-gun from the Marines who currently lives in California, having grown up in New York state. A great launch. He was injured in a training event after getting back surgery to repair the leg injury, Sousadocarma. He has dropped foot. Very similar to people who have cerebral palsy, like myself. You could just explain a little about that. Your control of your Ford, as we know, is to bring — in controlling your foot, as we know can it is easy for to bring the toes up. For us it is not. I have started walking upstairs many times. Just being able to even walk becomes difficult. And then to balance is even harder. Mostly just using the ball of your feet. Greg Wilson won one of the 1500 races. One of his fellow Kiwis, here. , — Nu Filo-Leaana, to be precise. Getting to the end of the third round of the Rose. They would change position after these three and essentially throw in low to high order as far as previous throws. Those are the shortest distances will go. So Pacheco completes the third round of throws. Halfway through the competition a gesture to check the standings. And Sousadocarma of the United States leads with the best throw of 1235, which came in the second round. He leaves Yuri dignitary grow from the Ukraine. — Yurii Dmytrenko. Three Australians in this field, here. Two from France. Representatives from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, as well. If you’re with us yesterday, the gold-medallist in the 200m did really well just to get to the start line there because she has been struggling with a foot injury in the lead into the Invictus Games. One of the great advantages of this long jump pit at the athletic centre at Sydney Olympic Park is that it is right in front of the main grandstand on the home straight side. Quite often at major events we do see the long jump pit, triple jump pit, no triple jump here, but especially those horizontal jumps on the back straight, what a great vantage point we have here for the crowd that is in the grandstand. And the crowd is in free treat coming here. Sorry, Brad, I have just there will be a delay for the long jump. One thing I should mention with this long jump, being the IG5, it is an open class. Those for other limb applications or impairments. But there will be one competitor in the IG4, and that will be Kelly Ganfield, where they will be asking people to be silent, as a coach will be clapping a room. — as a coach. Over the 100m, we get to the first of the blue ribbon batches down the home straight, the Netherlands. He is in the shotput at the moment, cider though he will be down at the start line. There is. This is exceptional. This is no regular track and field meet. We knew that from the out set. But two rounds into the shotput, Prem Sikka from the USA has been able to walk from the infield to the top of the home straight. He is about to dash down the 100. He did well in the 1500 early today, so no doubt there is a fair bit of fatigue, there. Choosing to use the blocks. We have seen the winner of the 200 going here in the standing position. The first two will qualify automatically for the final, and then the next best X times. From the inside, and it has both through the opening 50. Running really well on the inside. Trying to push through to third. But this is the marker. Siebel gets the autocue and moves to third. A great run down from limbo. Easily publish competitor on the dual blades. — Limbu. Siegle looks a bit tight after what he has done. — Siebel. Gold-medallist yesterday in the 200 looks like it will speak with Yurii Dmytrenko. And now we wait to see how Whittington’s time stands up. But expect the next six times to stand up. We go downstairs to Neve Owens. Congratulations. A great way to the win, Kushal Limbu. Had it that Phil? Is a really great. I was struggling a little. Unwary came from. It was all over the place. — how did that feel? Pleased with the time. We can hear the crowd in the background there. Dues support from the UK here. How much is that meant? My wife and give are in the stand. My family is up there. They are up there cheering for me. Can’t wait for the final. Best of luck. Good on you, Kushal Limbu. Good to hear from Kushal Limbu. And you may have heard the crowd roar mid interview. That is because of what brambles document earlier. Kelly gang field of the United Kingdom, due to her hearing, a clap from the coach. — Kushal Limbu. Sums from the crowds she stepped into the pit. And then we have the role. — Ganfield. Our Siebel was able to go from the shotput into the 200. It looks like Pacheco is there. Dee Collins from the United States will not run. — Jake Collins. We only have five at the start there. Six listed, two from the United States, two from France, one from the UK and one from Australia. When you have competitors from the UK lining up in the lower limbs Brent down the home straight you think of Jonnie Peacock making the battle of the blades in 2012. A survey has to therefore take back in 2012. I was never that race in the stadium and the crowd really got behind the athletes. We have lost the Frenchman from the inside. So a scratching from the start there. Collins was not on that list you saw when he was recently registered. We had Pacheco from the United States, Sousadocarma from the United States, up at the front. As ever, great sporting spirit shown before we got — get to the gun. Like the rest of them, I reckon Iran is pretty tired. He is currently leading the shotput. And here in years, and the competition, and forget saving the petrol – I want to run the 100. Great speed on the long jump. It will be interesting to see how he can go in the first 30 of this 100. That is where you will separate yourself from the rest of the competitors. We have the full range here of those with the prosthetic and those with the lower limb deficiency that have kept them expert will still have issues using them to full proficiency. Interestingly, those blades cost anywhere between five and $15,000. Costly, but very efficient. Let alone all the time spent learning how to use them properly. They will start. And with prosthetic limbs, as you mentioned about the time… Justin Day that Parker was the reason for the false start. We do see the very understanding and immediate line taken with drug dealing, these athletes. Great understanding from the judges, realising it could be glad the battle to remain motionless. Especially with lower limb impairments. Pacheco and Sousadocarma on the inside. Take that out pretty well. Parker from the Australian team. Sousadocarma is currently leading the shotput, Parker is going to win it, go to the autocue. Is it taped or Sousadocarma? It was Beverley Park go through artificially at 1339. Close to see. — it was definitely Parker. — is it Tate. Tate coming through to get that second. So close that the second position. But Parker from Australia, what great technique. Look at the arm drive, look at the knees. Really working all the way through, then the dip on the line. Has he got enough to get to the final with Kushal Limbu? From what you have seen, what do you think, RAD? Kushal Limbu seemed to be in a world of his own and that first heat. There will be interesting to see if he can back it up for his final. Here we go, cover helping out. The gold-medallist from the gold jump. You would say it Tate, with new? Just. In saying that, Tate should properly have dipped a little bit there. Congratulations. A great run in front of a vocal crowd here. What is a lack of bidding on home soil? The vibe is electric. I’m still shaking. It is amazing. The home crowd can hear them from a mile away. I thought the adrenaline would take over an eye when even Cobbitty can still hear them. It is great. They’re straining contingent here is pretty strong. How important have family and friends being in your journey? Massive. My old unit to me so that a lot of the boys here. He has all the engineers here. It has been great. Best of luck in the final six. You have been good. Served in East Timor and Afghanistan. The Israeli and Army combat engineer, Daniel Parker, and, yes, known as, if you didn’t pick it up, Sticks. It is pretty cheeky. We saw the official Semaphore there with his name Daniel Parker. But on our timesheet, it says Parker, a — AKA Sticks. This next classes for those with mental or chronic mental health conditions, hearing difficulties, or other minor difficulties. This is an all in coping class for a number athletes. — this is an all-encompassing class. We opened 29 competitors on their lives. Will be interesting to see how many we do have if there are any withdrawals or additions. Nine in the first heat. Here is our man from yesterday, revving up the crowd. There he is. I’ll let you talk us through this. Now, he is not the fastest competitor on the track, but does you take in the atmosphere and really get the crowd going? Trying to get the crowd revved up. I will tell you what. First of three heats. Just the first past the post to qualify automatically for the final. And then they will look through the next seven times. So we will have a 10 man field. Andrews from Canada on the inside. Stosio from Poland. Cleanly away. Stosio going a little slow. And the Romanian running slowly, Dragomir. Dragomir comes through. I must admit I got distracted. I was looking down the field. You get your favourites throughout the week like this, don’t you? His energies are infectious. Look at him. He just loves the atmosphere down the track. A great start by many the competitors there. Knees the legs. And in the tight finish, it was Dragomir. A close finish their, and Dragomir gives the automatic position in the final. Reduce the arms there. Looking inside, Stosio in a lame one slow down as they come on, keep going, mate. It is people like that really make this competition worthwhile. Hard to give you to splenetic order at times. When you try to call them across the line. The bigger story is happening at the other end of the field. Such is the wonderful nature of Invictus Games. Dragomir is through, 1282. I can’t wait for this. The star of the show. Neve can be a happy start to show? It looks like you’re injuring yourself out there. What has these Press Preview outback? It is like living the dream. Thousands cheering for me. I don’t need a gold medal, I am here? You have plenty of friends in the crowd. What is that likely you? — what has that experience been like for you must make just know they’re there really fuelled me. This support from your fellow competitors see out there how much it to be there together. It was phenomenal. This is just like being in the military again. These guys are phenomenal out there. One person even waiting to me, I can never ask anything better. We love watching you on track. We love watching you out on track, Jon. That was retired sergeant Jon Tescione. — Dragomir. Shepherd of the UK to come. — John Tescione. Very rarely that we see Ken Lay is populated in the dash down the home straight. If they all front, we will have the full column and coming here. at the>>Maybe you can get down there, jump in.>>Want to call the race?>>, this man, Lee Harvey, 50 years of age, very proudly from poor roots. He spoke in his biography, he writes, is proudest of being the first college attendee, let alone graduate from his family, his mother was legally blind, he has had a very tough upbringing. He performed with great credit, former self, family and country, Steve Portal has been good through a number of disciplines. — Bortle. David Acton has already won a medal or two on the track?>>Can you check that out for me? Atkin has been good, we are at that point of the games, we are not seeing any competitors who haven’t competed somewhere else. Atkin finished fifth in the final. United States competitor, shade from the light tower helping those in the outer lanes, a big field. Canada has Dalston. Atkin on the outside. 10 minutes to go. Only the first past the post guaranteed a spot in the final.>>Cleaning up, hardly bursting out well. Atkin has powered down the outside. A strong start for the men from the UK. Macron takes the queue. Dalston second. 1297. David Atkin of the UK. That was Ashby Lee in the middle of the track who ran through strongly. He was pumping the first, happy with his performance. — Ashvilli. Confirming the times to make sure they get to the final later tonight. Atkin started out like a flash?>>You could see from the gun, closest to camera.>>So did Lee Harvey, on the inside, first 10 metres has, then Atkin made it a race of design. Chased by the Georgian runner. And Portal from the United States. The late Ashvilli pumping the fist as he goes across the line. A lot of tension on the faces and shoulders of the competitors. Pumped up making it through there, a very happy man. His time should hold up. Atkin is the one guaranteed to go through to the final under the 13 seconds four Atkin, 1296, to be precise. Let’s hear from the man from the UK.>>You got off to a great start are you happy with that run?>>I was not expecting that, try to focus on my race rather than looking around, it paid off. Happy.>>Do you have enough in the legs for the semi-final?>>Enough.>>You have a big supporter base here, what has that meant?>>Lots of support from the teammates and the supporters in the audience. I have been shocked with that. Really pleased.>>They will be right behind you in the final as well, best of luck.>>Under 13 seconds for Atkin. One heat to go.>>How about Lee Harvey, 50, 14 seconds. 100 metres, a great effort. Especially for a man who looks like an upper body power athlete, saw them in the throes.>>Absolutely, colour and the stands has been prominent throughout a long day of athletics. A break, mid afternoon, the final session tonight, a great crescendo to the track and field programme. Just two days of track and field, three events. The blend of being able to marvel in the performances as well as the human achievement. A well worn phrase this week in Sydney, some of the performances just and politically speaking, excellent times. Excellent distances thrown. Good standard of competition. Mixed in with outstanding spirit of Conrad Murray.>>Many of these competitors have been training for years, even months to get ready for these games, we heard from a middle when Irish from Australia, he has been training for 10 months. Many of these competitors haven’t rocked up and gone I will give it a go, qualification process for many of the countries has been very difficult. For competitors to make it here, to perform for the country, they should be very proud.>>Seven starters for the third and final heat in and the IT7 class. Jordan of Canada. Yeomans of Australia. Gomis the gold-medallist from the 200 yesterday. We saw, previously, Limbu in the leak deficiency IT1 class. Well. On the screen, Benjamin Yeomans. A few competitors will compete in the long jump final later today. Yeomans and Wilson from Australia and voting from Australia. Kenny Guinn of the United States, third from the inside online four. Vangioni of New Zealand.>>Yeomans burst out on the outside. The Australian running well, boating. Michael Quinn is third. Yeomans realised through 70 metres he has done the job. It is officially a live 98. Benjamin Yeomans of Australia. A really good time.>>You could take a couple of tenths of that. How was his explosiveness? He took off like a gun out of the starting line, won the race on his own. Look at the arms. The explosiveness. Driving the knees. Feet are up. How about the arms?>>The switch up with 10 to go. Very strong built up a body. The thing about as running form, it doesn’t take the traditional sprinter’s transition from blocks to the upright position, quick to get up into the upper running motion. Once he is there, very steady upper body.>>Very good work there. You live 98 for Benjamin Yeomans. A strong win in the heat. Could be the favourite in his class.>>Almakhim. Second quickest going through to the final. He really showed class, in that race. He’s got a fan, you found more members of the Benjamin Yeomans family.>>He has many fans in the stands. A great run, a nice way to back up the 200.>>Balanced up and just nice to run through it.>>How important her sport being and your family in the last four gears?>>My wife has been great. What about the Invictus Games, how do you like your chances in the 100 metres?>>I’m not concerned, just doing what I have planned and executed my goals.>>You have a very happy little fellow beside you, best of luck in the final.>>The smiling faces of loved ones, one of the highlights this week. We moved from the track, to the long jump, a great illustration visually, and peer competitor from the United Kingdom, Kelly Canfield. She will work the runway and launch of a cue from the coach. A great moment inside the stadium is. You have experienced it a lot at Paralympic level the way the crowd has respect for the need of the competitor and the Royal when they hit the sand. Kelly ganfiedl has a jump of six metres and her second round. The Australian competitor has the best throw.>>With an event like this it is something unique to a Paralympic Games or Invictus Games like this, the quietness of the crowd is something of its own. Something you can enjoy. Her coach will be clapping her in. The crowd will soon be silent. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE).>>I don’t think well that worked as designed on that occasion but the crowd is roaring. The two the crowd should have stayed quiet and allow the coach to be the only clever.>>They will give her another go? She is smiling. It is very difficult to hear one clap among thousands.>>There is the uncertainty of Ganfield from the UK. She got a clap from her coach.>>The way the clapping woodwork, as she comes down the coach and his clap quickens until he tells her when to jump. He was unable to do that because of the crowd clapping. Rhonda Crew has competed earlier today in the 1,500, she told a great story of how her husband inspired her to compete at the Invictus Games. Team UK trying to get the message across, next time around, all diligence will be shown to help Ganfield. Crew of Canada on the runway. Unfortunately a mistake before the launch.>>Difficult to pick up, when you see two boards out in of you. That can play tricks with your mind. Unfortunately, Crew having a problem with her third try. The Australian leading the way. Francesco Rocca of France second with three metres 94. Vanessa Breaux Hill of Australia three metres 71. This competitor won two gold medals on the track yesterday currently in fourth position. This is her third round attempt. How is the front foot? Into the plaster scene, unfortunately.>>They are interchanging between the two boards. Those that can jump further are using the board further away. Those who may not be able to jump is far using the board closer to the pit. — as. Shadows of the city Olympic Stadium, the athletics Centre at Olympic Park. Rocco ready to go. Just inside the four metres. Four centimetres behind the leader from Australia. Rocca. White flag. 394 at the first jump, 386, the second. Breaux Hill ready to go. Manual semphore tells us the score. Breaux Hill failed the first time around, currently an fifth place. Slight she goes into the plaster scene from the board.>>Very good leap and very good height. Good on the left but too close to the plaster scene. — lift. 33 years of age. From the city of good sports, Broughill. Currently living in Adelaide. Where I grew up with the Royal Australian Air Force at Forest Hill in the eastern part of town. A lot of service people have spent town — time in Wagga. Good jump. We get the white flag. A foul the first time. 260, second time. 249 the third time. Manual semaphore coming through faster than the electronic numbers. Dollard of the United Kingdom. Consistent. Currently I position number five. A moment or two for Dillard to compose herself before she tries to better the score. She must time to run up poorly. That won’t count. — misstimed her. IJ5 classes for competitors with a upper limb impairment or lower limb impairment. There could be other implements not physically saying.>>Thank you. Here is the IJ5 shop what medallist sorry, IF5. The field category. Another gold medal for the Superman Martin time. David Crook of the USA. The IF5 shotput. The medals will be presented by Dave Hansen, trusty of the Invictus Games foundation. — trustee. Bronze medallist representing the USA, Tyson Schmidt.>>Best throw of 10 metres, 13 centimetres for the bronze medallist in the shotput IF5 plus. Representing the United States of America, Silver medal, David Crook.>>1029 the best throw from the silver-medallist of the USA. This man, and high will be introduced to receive his gold medal. Nothing has been able to stop them except a team full of Australian rugby players. It’s an individual event, Martin Winterkorn is to be had to settle for silver in the rugby last night. The United Kingdom, Martin time. He won the rolling the powerlifting, silver in the rugby last night. A superstar 12 months ago in Toronto. Lifted 260 kilos in the powerlifting. An unbelievably entertaining competition. Another gold medal for one of the great performers. Three strong and proud men via following the IF5 shotput. Lucky enough to be broadcasting the Olympic competition, Martin Tighe was unbelievable as were a number of the competitors in the powerlifting.>>He won the gold medal 12 months ago with 180 kg. Eight kg more. Back to the track. Here is the unique nature of the games sport. Those competing in the long jump will race down to the start of the 100 metre block. Six competitors in the IT7. Competitors with mental or health conditions. All minor injuries. The last event on the track for the session. A harsh before they are introduced. The hush is for Ganfield. She requires the crowd to be quiet. I heard the quiet and I thought what’s going on? They got it right this time. We will show you. Unfortunately put her hand back in the sand.>>That some lucky. — that’s unlucky. This is a part of the education process as well. Now we look to the winner of the 200 yesterday. To see if your form will hold. She had a foot injury, she has the long white sock there. Click so Vlahos, a medallist in the powerlifting, left offscreen. Three Australians. Breaux Hill, Joosten and Vlahos. Dillard of the United States. A great start from Joosten, up and racing, Vlahos all so well. The Australians have set themselves apart. Vlahos a second, Dillard, third. 1431, and officially. Joosten first. Talk are 10 metres to assert her authority, once asserted, she powered away.>>Look at the acceleration, I love the arm action, driving through the elbows. The frequency of the leaks matching the arms. Well done, we will see a few more of those long jumps in the second heat.>>Rhondda crew and Ganfield. Ganfield competing against the open class. You see the difference in technique. Vlahos was solid with her technique. Feeling a little bit and the hip clicks. — in the hip flexor. The Netherlands runner has picked up an injury. Joosten, 1429. A very good run. Vlahos also through. The top to automatically going through. Both Australians will front in the final. We will talk to her. Joosten.>>We have seen you go from the long jump to the 100, despite the fact you were in a moon boot a week ago, how are the pain levels?>>Lots of painkillers.>>Will you compete the — complete the long jump as well>>>>I will pass on the rest. Just so excited to get to 100. We didn’t have time to warm up. I ran a good time for the hundred, I am very happy.>>We have seen you really perform although preparations have not been ideal.>>Athletics is my passion, I love being on the track.>>We have seen you perform beautifully, best of luck in the final.>>She is leading that long jump, edition. Interesting to see if she does compete. Another story from a debt of sports. — adaptive sports. She prefers the running to the jumping, if you have a foot injury the power and strain you put through your feet to launch in the long jump can test that part of the anatomy. We’ll keep a close eye on Heidi Joosten to see what her coaches decide. At 398, his second round jump only four centimetres clear of Manchester rocker France who was about to run-in the next teat.>>Has almost cruel having these explosive events that the end of the programme. Your body has gone through so much. All credit to the competitors for sticking through this. They will have the niggles, here and there. How one more evening before we break for a couple of hours. The third and final session. What was a field of six is a field of four.>>It does look like Ganfield has fronted for the start. You get to the start line, you entitled to have a run at Invictus Games. That is great. Why not? Why not? And she will run with a guide runner. That is another great element of the sport. You’ve experienced that in three Paralympic Games. I’ve been lacking after worker to. So many people say there is such a meeting teamwork between guide runner and athlete in those visually impaired classes down the 100. She is ready to go again. The tether between the athlete is usually a little bit of elastic or rope from wrist to wrist. And they have two run in synchronicity. Essentially down deep 100m before the test of the athlete or the other torso of the athlete before the guide runner. Essentially there is a releasing moment.>>And too soon the athlete is disqualified. There is a fine art to it. That has a Bolton v Stone. As you can see, there is a fair bit of difference in size between Ganfield and her guide. So the guide will have to adjust his running style to suit Ganfield here to ensure that the sink and a city does remain throughout the 100 metres. Just a bit of practice their four Marion Blot. They even have matching spikes. Think of the teamwork. It is unbelievable as a part of para and adaptive sports. Usually when there is a guide runner there are only four athletes, because you have full for at least eight runners. But as this is as a multiclassification race, there will be more. This is Ganfield with guide from the inside. Ganfield’s thing is being set in the correct position from a guide runner and the tether is secured. And we are ready to go. The first to automatically qualify for the final. Gentwood gets out. — Ganfield. Page running strongly to the United States. Here comes Ganfield. You see it in her guide runner Pasini tape is required. Crew following. Just inside the 15 seconds. Well done to the United States’ Dawn Page. Visually impaired runners against those who can see is not usually the case in para sports. A great effort from Ganfield. A couple of hours break now before we have a huge afternoon and evening session to complete the track and field. Well done to Kelly and her guide runner for getting through the 100 safely and showing us their best at the Invictus Games 2018. A great round of applause for all competitors. Page 1491. Rocker 1402. And then Blut, Ganfield, and Crew. Let’s learn a little bit more about Kelly Ganfield and her guide runner. Congratulations on terrific performance in the long jump and the 100. How has the support being here in Sydney? It has been electric. I did not expect any different, to be honest. The British stick with the British. We have a huge crowd, obviously here and Australia. Their country and their nation. But Iran has been amazing. We think that making a likeable hard in the long jump?>>And the game doing the relay later on, which is not expected. They are throwing everything at me. I live in the challenge. I have a big man next to me here so I could go wrong, really. We could see the end of the 100 how special the bond is.>>How significant has Mikhael been to you?>>He’s been my eyes. Without him I could run so everything.>>How that for you, Mikael, how special has Kelly been few?>>It is an amazing thing to help somebody achieve their very best. That is what the games is about, each individual athlete. Each athlete, given their best and helping them to do their best. If I have just given her 1%, I am happy, because she gives me more than 100% each time. So, you know, I am truly honoured.>>Web love watching you both perform. Kelly, best of luck in the relay.>>Thank you. — we have loved watching you both perform.>>These couple of sessions at the athletics, you can see their performance, but I think that is what is all about. We’ll reclaim that race. The two French women at the front there, and then a strong run from the runner from the United States, Dawn Page.>>Ship initially strongly to take the win in this heat. In saying all that, all three ladies here at the front is a great job. I’m sure they will make it through the final.>>The two Australians in the previous final will be hard to beat. Look at that technique. Those arms and legs are used efficiently by Dawn Page. But Crew has been fantastic in these games.>>She got there. That is awesome. Kelly and McHale. Medal ceremony for the men’s IF1 shotput. We saw a few running 100s in between. And when we left the competition, he was in front, and now he is in front again. Between them, we have the Ukrainian. Behind that, 983 fall Nu Filo-Leaana. The best measure for Yurii Dmytrenko. He was more than a metre superior than the American. 12m 35cm for Yurii Dmytrenko of the United States. What a unique competition from the shotput circle. That is a busy session in anybody’s language.>>Still plenty left on the track. Can we have a break first, Brad? Don’t go away. Still the conclusion of the women’s long jump before we get to our rest and recuperation period in the middle of this Friday afternoon. The crowd still here are loving the competition close to the long jump it on the home straight. Interesting to see who is competing. The leader of the competition is passed on TV last couple.>>We are halfway through the penultimate round of jumps around five of six. 223 the best in the second round.>>She likes the music.>>And the crowd realise they need to play their part. APPLAUSE .>>You can see that the indication they’re using the front of the two launching boards. Rhonda Crew. 244 for Rhonda Crew, her best jump. A nice improvement.>>Gillard of the US. — Dillard. John from behind the board there and the flag goes up.>>May be giving up 20-30 centimetres.>>Getting into the room just before she is about to take off, and using the arms to approach the board.>>274. That is an improver best. She remains in fit in the competition.>>As you can see, get in the arms moving, getting the driving through the thing with ease. Well behind the board, there, with easily another 10cm before the angle before the board. 20 – 30cm extra. So would not have improved her job to be her best, but considering it the beer straight the lead by few centimetres, every centimetre does count.>>So we’re waiting to see whether rocker will jump, whether Ganfield will jump. — Rocca.>>Were there will be doing, because it is so difficult for Ganfield to do where the orders, they will mark her foot with sand. You might have seen this at school carnivals. And where her foot lands before the markers, they will measure from the toe.>>Great explanation. Or the unique circumstances.>>That is what we want.>>Health Hub will this be, try to have this communication with your coach? You mentioned earlier, so much trust in that person to ensure that they are timing it right, so that when you make it there, you know when to take it — takeoff. We will turn the music off, now, and give Kelly Ganfield and McHale the best chance to execute this year in the fifth round of the long jump.>>White flag. We’ll wait to the measure. Two bidders 90 her best so far. — 2.90m.>>Be measured from where her foot may contact before the sand.>>Great spirit.>>As planned.>>2.45m the measure. Mowgli to be given out.>>These competitors could not receive medals yesterday because they had to go to the rugby. — medals are to be given out.>>Major by name and that is a pretty major hairdo, as well. Picks up the gold medal yesterday’s efforts. A busy day for a lot of competitors in the team sports as well. Loving the attention as he returns to the basketball.>>With the medals done from a particular event, let’s go back to the long jump. This is the last round of the long jump.>>Crew history 244 as the best jump in the previous round.>>Essentially Rhonda was spurred on and has been to experience everything at the Invictus Games in track and field today. A number of athletes passing here. So let’s see if the Australian, Brazil, can force Rocca back into the competition. — Broughill. The last chance to improve her position in the competition. Sixth and final jump for Broughill of Australia. Give it up, team. That is a surge. A surge to great lengths. White flag is. Given the measure.>>Looks reasonably big. Many competitors if they did great jobs in the last attempt.>>And needs to be better than 394 to improve to the settlement opposition. 366. So she remains in third place. It is only 5cm shy of her best. We can see the exertion on the face. White of Australia, NDG goes. Looks like she will get the white flag. No, it doesn’t. Val, so why be measured. White completes her series with her jump of 298.>>That is great. Vanessa Broughill there.>>Keep your fingers crossed for a bronze medal there, adding she was saying.>>Preparing the field for Ganfield to jump. Hopefully this time the crowd can stay silent for the competitor. It is a great experience to be in an audience when you have a competitor like Ganfield. As I was trained as a earlier, when you are in the stadium, it does go dead silent. It is great experience. A place so big, get so quiet. Some incredibly precise sand sweeping required.>>At school we used to do a similar thing. A big mat, and then we put some talk of it. Very similar to the process they are doing today.>>What we can work out the last time, it is seven steps before the eighth contact, that is the launch that.>>The previous jump should give a definite competence leading to the jump. It was a great jump.>>Last-minute instructions. Guto Bebb got the message and Ganfield can give us the best in the last attempt.>>Almost triple jump.>>Are allowed to applaud, now. They have done their bit to educate and entertain here. Both in the long jump and in the 100m. We might see them in the relay later on.>>Look so they gave them a measure. I will try to get the number for you. Because if you see here her foot will actually make contact in that patch of sand that they have created. And they take it from there, from the last moment, just before the entry to the pit.>>136, if you are interested.>>It was almost triple jump approach going for the hob step and jump. Maybe the future we might see that event added to Invictus lineup.>>Do we have any more competitors? Yes we do. Currently fourth in the competition and tried to live into a metal. Looking good on the board.>>She needed an improvement of 16cm on her best to challenge Broughill from Australia. I am sure that the NASA and her son are nervously watching the semaphore board. If you are lipreading, it looks like she said let’s hope for a bronze. Through 51 is the measure for Broughill from France. She remains in fourth place. Interestingly for Rocca, who has had a couple of attempts to try to get to 398. Her best jump was 394 first timer. Last chance for Rocca Dutra — to turn silver to gold. This will we measured.>>I wish I had a magnifying glass to read that tape.>>359. Unless we see something pretty special from Dillard from the United States, this is likely to be the best. Almost the completion of this session. Dillard East Ryde jump into the medals, currently at fifth place. Look like she may have got into the plasticine there. No, that is OK.>>Could lead. Given the measure.>>355. 361, should I say, fought Gillard. — for Dillard. Dillard is the silver. Broughill from Australia is in the bronze with 3m 71.>>A second goal made it — gold medal. She is through to the 100 night. She has claimed the long jump. Just 4cm ahead of Francesca Rocca of friends and Vanessa Broughill with the bronze medal with a best jump of 3m 71.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony.>>To gold models received in the best part of 10 minutes. — two. And smiled just as strong as well. — and a smile just as strong. So next we have the presentation of medals for the long jump competition which has just been concluded. Always good to see members of the public. It is nice to see spectators in the house when you get to that ultimate moment of receiving the reward for hard effort and tough competition. A second gold medal for Heidi Duston. A couple of hours rest in them will be back into it again.>>Yes, go to the shops, get your food, get it done, then come back.>>But Neve is not done. She is more entertainment from down the track.>>What was like to come and be on the podium after the Will Perry — will chair rugby?>>Is very competitive. I’m just so happy to be up here with my fellow brother in arms. I do so happy for me, myself, and my team. You mentioned the team. Mike Kacey started something amazing around the stadium. What like?>>Is amazing. We try to bring each other up, and motivates us to do better. And go USA.>>Your wife and son are here as well. How it special is the family support?>>By Gazette, it is amazing. It is truly great to have our family support. Our team just makes it that much more special.>>Elijah is doing so well to sleep through the applause. You still have the 100 to go this afternoon. How is the body holding up?>>I’m holding up the cake, but I am definitely in one of those bittersweet things. I’m glad this is my last event, but it is sad that it is finally over.>>We of locating U-boat in Sydney. Congratulations and thank you for talking with us.>>It was a pleasure.>>Thank you.>>Thank you gentlemen. Lovely few to share your time and stories with us. I think that is Jolt’s team just there. She is out to it, as well, isn’t she?>>I’m envious. That looks comfortable.>>Is quite fascinating with the noise in the energy that has been in the crowd today.>>Point young kids are out, they just – gone.>>Maybe that is what we need in this break clip. Biggest leap.>>The one thing I have experienced as a broadcaster, and I’m sure that you have experiences as an athlete, and that is the parent adrenaline. Even if the energy levels are low, you have got to the end of the competition where you have that the raise different disciplines. That energy of the crowd, that expectation of performance gives you up and ready go again.>>I hope the journal in the last session gets us through.>>I have no doubt there will. How fortunate are we to be a part of this amazing event, to be down here trackside with those in the audience, to be to witness some amazing feats?>>I had to admit that it is my first experience of Invictus Games, and Brad, you and I know what is like inside a Paralympic. Pertinently, the organisers of the Invictus Games do not like comparison between the two. But it is hard not to when you see the nature of equipment and competition in a sense of reflecting what we see at the prolific games. — at the Paralympic Games. But it is in a whole new context.>>It just puts it on a whole new level. When you think of the parent of movement, a lot of people can get high-performance sports car which is great, but when you have the opportunity for the till to represent their country, wherein a callous, and serving their country and their fellow competitors were more time here at these Invictus Games, it has been quite amazing.>>Ladies wrapping up the long jump now. No doubt they will have the medal ceremony shortly.>>Walking through the corridor, being asked to take formation, turn, go out and take the medals, I would say.>>People are still hanging around.>>I would love to see the compatriots getting their medals.>>We’ve been talking about the weather. It has been worn out there. The prevailing breeze. It will get quite cool by the end of the evening session by tonight. That might be something that we have two factor in to what will be changing conditions throughout the day.>>Beautiful sights as the Sydney Olympic Stadium is there in the background. Regular home of top one rugby league. Posts 110,000 fans at its optimum in Sydney Olympic Games, Ricky to around 80,000 just at that. The open expanses at the open and southern ends, if you remember the way that was 18 years ago. But as easily chopped that up the roof over the top.>>This is a array of you have competed on national championships. This is where the Australian athletics team completed its national trials before the recent Rio Olympic Arena is, so it is a pretty important piece of infrastructure in Australian athletics, although the track where the original Sydney Olympics We are at Sydney Olympic Park.>>A venue close to so many athlete’s arts, I have competed on here a few times now, 10 or 12. It is a fast track and very nice, I love the new blue, it is only been down for a few years, it is quite new.>>It was blue. The nationals, not sure, I may be confused with the Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne which has coasted similar championships.>>It does seem to be the theme going towards blue as the — is opposed to the traditional red. Different shades, as well. Of those indoor events. For television. I do like the blue. They are ready to go. The ceremony for the long jump. The medals will be presented by the presenting partner for Jaguar Land Grover. Bronze medallist. Representing Australia. Three metres 71. Vanessa Breaux Hill. Silver-medallist, representing France, Francesco Rocca.>>Only four centimetres away from the leading jump. Silver for Francesco Rocca of France. Three metres 94. Gold-medallist at an bit this game is 2018 champion, representing Australia, Heidi Joosten. Gold in the 200 the hundred final to come tonight. She might do that story sprint treble of the 1- two and long jump. You think of the likes of Carl Lewis from the United States he achieved such a feat in Los Angeles, 1984, he won the relay gold to make it four gold on that occasion, few are a speed athlete and can add the long jump to those on the track you are in good form, after a injury plagued preparation, Heidi Joosten showing her best, in Sydney. My case is standing just outside our commentary box. Sorry to be talking about vision use all. The Australian chance you heard was led by an American. How many times has he done that over the last few days? Good on you, Mike, you’re a star. A lazy five hour session to get through? A piece of cake after eight .5 hours yesterday. Two hours off and we will do it again. Here are some of the morning and afternoon action. Gaby Brathwaite, five gold medals at this game is across a number of different sports. Great performances earlier in the 1,500. All five competitors, four competitors joining the medal ceremony. Wasn’t it gruelling to see those competitors the Netherlands runner was too good. 1,500 a testing way to start the program. There is the Australian, Wilkinson, came either at a fast time as well. — over.>>Minor medals in the poll came to the track and gets his gold. A third gold for Matt Brumby on the track. Four Goldson 24-hour is. The jubilation of the family for the Kiwis. Action in the field as well. Hurlers from the cage with the jumpers from the sandpit, dancers and the sands and all those who have enjoyed the session, I hope you enjoyed it as well, thanks to the team, Brad Scott my name is Quentin, have an hour or two and join us again for the final session of the track and Field!>>>>>>>>>>Welcome to 2018 Invictus Games.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Welcome to the weakend. It’s a glorious Friday afternoon/evening. We will roll into the night for the final session of track and field at Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Also knock-off time here in the New South Wales Queensland capital. For those with the traditional office hours, that is, and we will get a great energy for what will finish a terrific cup of days in track and field action. We’re getting to the back end of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. The crowd is building for the final session. We will see plenty of dashes down the 100m home straight. The relays as well. Some competitors in the long jump are not too far away from entertaining us in front of this crowd on the home straight. There’s a look at what we’ve got for you. As I said, a few four hundreds. The relays are always exciting. Action in the field with the shot put, the discuss and long jump. We’ve been entertained, we’ve been warmed, with stories of great comraderie, great competition. We have one more session to go. My name is Quentin Hull. I I’ll be joined by 3-time Paralympian Brad Scott. A day, around 21. What a great day and great night to come.>>It looks like conditions will favour the athletes this evening. Right now we have a few competitors warming up for the long jump, getting ready for their competition. Plenty of action left tonight.>>It looks like the crowds won’t dampen us at all.>>The weather was kind in the middle of the day but it might be cool and those in the stands may need a jumper just to ensure they don’t get too cold by the end of the night. You see the distance, the 100 and 400, we also have field events. If this is your first time watching Invictus Games Adaptive Sport Athletics, this is what you’re in for.>>Athletics is one of the most popular sports of the Invictus Games, featuring competitors in wheelchairs, with prosthetics or with the assistance of sighted guides. Track events cover distances from 100-1500m, as well as 4 X 100 mixed and womens relays. Competitors in track are allocated into one of search categories. Competitors compete standing or in a racing wheelchair with IT1 for the most physically impaired, up to IT7 for competitors with mental health conditions, minor or non-permanent physical injuries, chronic health conditions, hearing and other mild impairments. IT6 is for those who are blind or with low vision. Field events are discuss and shot put, with long jump making its Invictus Games debut in Sydney. There are 7 categories in the throwing, with competitors standing or sitting depending on their injuries. Competitors in the long jump are divided into five categories.>>That’s the basis of what we’re working from. We will do our best to explain it all along the way as well. So Brad, you can start by explaining the IJ5 category for the long jump with a field of eight there, with two Australians Canadians, a Ukrainian and American, a German and a Jordanian. IJ5 for the long jump?>>We’ve seen many of these competitors compete through the program. The IJ5 is for those in the open class. They might have an upper limb impairment. They might have a condition you may not see, maybe a mental illness or something along those lines.>>We saw family and friends coming in, flacks from all of the nations.>>Great to see the international flavour. Great to see people who have travelled here. Very lucky here in Australia and the service men and women who have protected it over our two century-plus history, really recognised here. Their legacy to our country is similar to others visiting here, gained such great respect and great to see the respect replicated around the world of Invictus Games sport the great society of sport. Let’s start with the introductions. The long jump. Omelnchenko only here.>>He’s running in the 400m final, Omelnchenko. You see him in the relay final. Steve Portal, he’s had a very good campaign.>>Representing Canada, Mark Andrews. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>The Maple Leaf proudly brandished by Mark Lyndon Andrews.>>Representing Jordan, Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim.>>Well, Al Mahakim has been excellent on the track. If his speed is rep lay Kated in the long jump – as well as this man, he’s ready to go. Very strong upper body, Jarrod Kent. Sun is out for both of the Aussies. Yeomans already a gold medallist on the track.>>These are your competitors for the final of the men’s IJ5 long jump.>>Yeomans got us into this final with a distance of 5.77 followed by his come patriot Jarrod Kent with 5.40 and then you have Hendriock and Al Mahakim, both at 5.32. Anyone can win this final. Those are the four jumping the first at the moment.>>Brad, you completed at the elite Paralympic level. Tell us the difference of preparation and handing your body when you get to an evening session and you know that you compete in the morning, temperatures will rise, you compete in the evening, temperatures are going to dip. When it comes to conditioning your body for the changing conditions?>>You want to make sure you get great recovery after your morning session. It’s about getting that fuel in. As you said, the temperature can change, so therefore you come in rugged up in your tracksuit, ready to go. You slowly progress with your warm-up, ensuring that every muscle is ready to go. That’s the hardest thing when you get here, to ensure you don’t to an injury. These competitors have already done so much. They’ve been competing throughout the week and yet we’re asking for more.>>That is one souvenir-laden hat. Koalas from Australia i and the badges are always a popular part of international sport meets. That is some type of German mascot there. Team UK in the house. And Omelnchenko on the runway. Into the Plasticene first up.>>Big jump.>>Said knit the earlier sessions, I love this long jump pit at the home straight. In front of the fans in the main grandstand, something unique at big multisport meets. No jump for Omelnchenko to start. Tanner Wilson will now have his go. The crowd is ready to go here tonight. (APPLAUSE)>>They realise it’s the last session. They are getting to the end of an amazing week of competition. That’s a foul as well.>>Maybe a few nerves for the competitors early here in the competition.>>I like the though.>>The maple leaf, Steven Bortle. Third time lucky. He’s pumped. Like a lot of us here, just trying to garner energy from wherever we can. Bortles asked the crowd for it. They are responding in kind. Foul 1, foul 1, Steven? That’s clean. White flag is up. That will count.>>Plenty of room left on the board there. Nice high jump. Always good to get your first jump out there, get a measurement. Know where you’re starting from. What will it be?>>He made it difficult for the officials jumping out on the side there.>>I like the bling. We will bring the measure to you once it comes to hand. Mark Andrews is ready to go. 4.14 was the measure first up for Steven Bortle of the United States. Now his North American compatriate, that’s a foul as well.>>Be great to see if Andrews gets on the map.>>Not to draw too much of something here – you get the sense the energy of the crowd, it’s almost like these athletes are over-striding because their natural run-up, they’re getting extra energy towards the board.>>You might want to take your run-up – maybe Andrews, 20cm of so, drop it back. Make it a little bit easier on your approach. Hendriock of Germany. The fifth man to jump. We’ve only had one measure so far. 4.14 of Bortlet only one to count. The German – oh!>>Hold on!>>Red flag was going to go up, late change. Even the officials are getting twitchy at the start of this session.>>I would love to see a replay. It must have been close.>>She’s having a look. Look at our official. Oh, she just goes – yes, we can see her. No, that’s OK. That is definitely a legal jump. Maybe the anticipation of the jumps.>>5.15 the best from Daniel Hendriock of Germany. Now Al Mahakim of Jordan. He hardly got to the board.>>A superman out of his step.>>Al Mahakim’s best jump in qualifying was 5.32. He’s got the 100 final to come tonight as well, having finished as the silver medallist in the 200. He won the 400, so he’s had a really good meet.>>You could almost add 30cm only this jump here. You can see the intensity, the effort and then he flies out of his marks there.>>First of the Australians. Jarrod Kent, jumped 5.40 in the preliminaries. Now he’s away. The 34-year-old from Tasmania. That’s a foul.>>Some salt.>>You might have to add marks for exit from the pit.>>This is not the gymnastics floor routine, but there was some kind of flare in said vicinity from Jarrod Kent. And… Whoa!>>I think he pulled out of the jump midway knowing that was a foul. Great effort, though.>>This man already has a gold on the track. He was terrific in the 100 heats. Yeomans of Australia. Well behind the board a good jump.>>Wow.>>Wow! Ben Yeomans, set the standard early.>>Did not even threaten to get on the board.>>And, out towards that 5.5m mark.>>How about the hang time?>>5.15 is the best so far from Hendriock of Germany. Yeomans looks pretty happy with it. We’re waiting now – and 5.42 and into the lead.>>Yeomans’ best in the heats was 5.77. So a little bit off that. He maybe needs a warm-up, see what he can do.>>Round 1 done. Omelnchenko now of Ukraine, having fouled with his first attempt. He will start the second round. Why flag. That will be a measure.>>It looks well over that 5m mark. Omelnchenko is in the qualifying – 4.89. So if he can go over the 5m mark, lit be a great improvement. Look at that hang time as well. His feet are the only thing that touched the mat. Touched the pit, I should say.>>5.43. 5.43 for Omelnchenko. So 1cm better than Yeomans’ 5.42. Wilson also. Foul first time. The Canadian trying to get on the board here. That’s OK. Inside the 5m mark. It at least gets him on the board. That Superman theme is a one that’s well replicated. A tap there for Wilson. We see the bling from Bortle the American, here is his form off the board, conservative foot position.>>4.60 I would say.>>Plenty of room on the board.>>4.85 it will be, pretty good attempt from Tanner Wilson of Canada. 4.14 first up for Bortle.>>Oh dear. I hope he’s OK. Is it pride or physicality that’s hurting more? For a moment it looked like he would get up but he looks like he may have pulled something on the way to the platform there. You could see – it looked hampered in the first couple of takeoff strides, Brad.>>Yes, unfortunately it seemed like Bortles maybe tripped.>>There it is there. Wearing spikes can sometimes be difficult. There are those little spikes at the base of your shoe. They can get caught. There it was there. Oh, that ankle.>>The twist, yes. I think for a moment he thought he made a fool of himself then the pain went to his body and then, “Hold on I may have hurt myself as well”.>>Hopefully this isn’t too serious. It looks like he may have landed on his shoulder. He’s up and moving. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>The ankle does look sore, though.>>Well, let’s hope it doesn’t stop him from racing in the 100 or competing in the rest of this competition. It will be interesting to see if he wants to continue. He is listed to run the 100 later on.>>But wearing this necklace, I have no doubt, he will probably get through it and be fine.>>Andrews of Canada, this’s how it is done.>>>>He also fouled first time. So good for Andrews to get the white flag there. He will get his first measure of the competition. Perhaps over-striding a little bit.>>Yes. But I guess trying to reach the board at the same time. Maybe he made too big of an adjustment from his first jump trying to get on the board. It will be rep lay Kated in the mark here, which is 4.62.>>Hendriock in the bronze position currently, at 5.15. Just behind the 5.42 of Yeomans and the 5.43 of Omelnchenko. Midway through the second round. Good position on the board.>>Over that 5m mark. First jump was 5.15. Almost looked to stumble a bit, a third step out.>>The German looks happy. And why not? 5.18, an improvement.>>Al Mahakim into the sand he goes. His second round jump, h.73 his first. — 4.73 his first.>>A lot of upper body momentum with a few of the jumpers, as you see see, when they make contact with the pit, they hit the sand and fall forward. You almost want to take off up into the air, bring up your knees and try to get your legs infront of you to maximise your distance from the pit.>>We will leave the long jump there for the moment. We will catch up with it later. Our first final on the track of the evening session is about to get under way. Ten to greet the starter. The men’s IT1 100m. In is the below-knee amputation, impairment or equivalent classification. A big field. We have the long jump champion, the shot put champion. Plenty of experience across different disciplines. Here is a chance to run the home straight. Everyone gets a special buzz. The 1 hundredm dash. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>Do we look at Limbu’s form from the 200, or Tate’s power off the long jump? Do we look at the youngster here, who has a silver from the 200 and buoyed by the home crowd?>>The man on screen, Limbu, from the UK will be hard to beat.>>As you say, that man there won the gold in the long jump, showed great speed in the heats. This man – how many events has he done today?>>Gold in the shot put, Sousadocarma.>>You don’t see this often a field of ten down the home straight. There’s 12 lanes available, but all bar two are full here.>>You can see from when they start this race, there will only be a few competitors using blocks. They’re allowed to choose whether or not they would use them. This is the class for below waist amputee or affected athletes.>>Pacheco, Limbu, and Tate, Sousadocarma, Serban, Whittinggton, closest to camera. A little waver. You could sense that. A number of these athletes, as we have spoken about, with the lower limb dysfunction, find it hard to stay still before the call for the gun. A little waver from Parker among others.>>It’s hard at the start-line to stay still, especially with some of the effects the people have here. No-one will be leaving the race. It seems Parker was the culprit.>>And Ben Seekell next to him and Kushal Limbu, they don’t mind, they understand. If you have not been with us earlier in the program, we don’t have the traditional athletics gun, we have the more subdued swimming beep, in case that gun would trigger any type of adverse re-Act — reaction from our wounded warriors. Ten to go. Whittington is slow. Limbu slow out. Parker is brilliant for Australia. Limbu running him down. Parker! Limbu will do the double for the UK. Parker gets the silver, Tate the bronze. Stix was brilliant out of the blocks. But the man with the dual sticks, Kushal Limbu is too good down the back and he competes the 100-200 double, with Tate claiming a bronze for the UK. Great race. We knew he was going to be hard to beat, but Parker did everything he could. He got a big lead mid–way through that race. The Plaids came flying down the track. Great start there.>>Sousadocarma really got out well, the big man. Look at Parker, look at the turnover, the arms. But Limbu – he came like Bolt. He came with a Boltesque finish in 50. And quite often we do see that with the dual-maided athletes the start is not their strong, but if they can get them going, Limbu wasn’t bad out of the blocks, it’s the nature of his prosthetics. Parker kept pushing, but Limbu got it going. The 200m came to the fort back end of the 100.>>He enjoyed it, did not he? Parker should be very proud, though. What a great race.>>All the way to tend of that 100m. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) 12.83 officially for Kushal Limbu of the United Kingdom. He does the 1-2 double in the IT1 category and Stix Parker, and Alex Tatet long jump gold medallist in this class, takes the bronze, 13.31.>>What a great way to start tonight’s track coverage.>>Looks like we’re moving back to the long jump.>>We will return to the long jump for competitors in the IJ5 classification. Omelnchenko. This is the start of the third round and Omelnchenko’s 5.43 is second, because Yeomans jumped 5.65 a moment ago. Yeomans of Australia leads the competition ahead of Omelnchenko t man on screen, from Ukraine, 5.43. Currently in third place, Daniel Hendriock of Germany. There’s the top three. 5.18 gets you a medal and 5.65 is the lead. 4.85 for Tanner Wilson. Coming in the second round after he fouled his first jump.>>Getting a bit of crowd involvement here. As you can see, plenty of support in the house tonight. A lot of forward momentum out of the pit. Doesn’t look like it will improve that mark there. 4.71. Looks like it.>>Your fault, zooming in to do your own measurement,ly wait for the semaphore.>>That’s how good an official I am. 4.70.>>You’re kind, you gave him an extra centimetre.>>I was trying to be kind. It won’t improve his mark of 4.85.>>Bortles good to continue after he took a tumble. Let’s hope he stays away from crashing to the track here. Surprised he’s not missing any skin. Pretty hard hit.>>I think he’s saying goodbye.>>Oh, he is.>>That is unfortunate.>>Maybe the ankle is a bit too sore after that tumble.>>Whether or not he is thinking let’s give it a rest to see if I can get out later in the evening with 100m to come. So the left foot drag and then the right foot twist, ouch.>>And then the hit on the ground there. He’s not a small man, either, a lot of weight behind it.>>I do think, without trying to read his mind, but I will have a go – see Andrews here first. Close to the Plasticene, foul. He thought first, “I’ve made a fool of myself” but then, “Hold on, my ankle hurts” everyone competing with such a good spirit. We’re used to that self-depth prixation not being hidden in any form. “Hold on, I’m hurt”.>>Hopefully he comes back from the 100m tonight.>>I hope that’s a sign of him saving to come back on the track. Hendriock our German, good lead. Trying to extend on 5.18. He’s hurt himself. Has he spiked himself?>>Very consistent from Hendriock.>>I wonder what he’s done to his hand. He went down on his fingers?>>His last hand. Oh. Yeah, I think he might have grazed his fingers with the front of his spikes.>>We are getting to that attritional phase of the track field.>>I’m sure there are plenty of long jumpers who have spiked themselves at some stage.>>Al Mahakim. 4.76.>>You know he can get over the 5m mark.>>We will see this man through before we go back to the next 100m race. Al Mahakim, conservative on the board, inside the 5m mark.>>As you mentioned, Quentin, he’s got a lot of speed, but looks like he’s grabbing the hamstring.>>They competed this morning and had rest and now they’re coming back. This is what I was talking about, about the physical condition. They’re thinking they’re too tired to warm up properly. They’ve got to stretch and get ready and now the muscles are being asked so much of in this explosive sport and it’s no real surprise to my mind that these guys, who are so tired after a big week of sport, are thinking, “I can’t really bring myself to do the proper warm-up” and now they might be showing the ill effects. We will leave the long jump for a moment. IT4 for the wheelchair competitors. Brumby of Australia going for a fourth gold medal on the track. The Australian also look to Matt Brumby. He’s won the 200, the 1500. You have to look back to some of the great names of parawheelchair sport.>>Different state of competitor, but it will be a feat from Brumby if he can compete that.>>You would think he would be hard to beat in vent. There are amazing competitors alongside the track with him here, including that man Major. There he is. The Australian. Matthew Brumby, can he add a gold to that collection?>>The golden helmet looking for a golden result. The Ukrainian, Chalapchii t last of the 8 competitors introduced. Brumby going for a fourth gold. Major from the US on the inside. Smith and Novack of the US, Chalapchii of Ukraine on the outside. There is Brumby.>>There will be a slow search and vending machines will fly down. Brumby showing Power to get the chair going. He has that excellent skill. What a dominant competitor he is in this class. 1500, 400, 200, 100 gold medals all going to Matthew Brumby of Australia. At the wheelchair rugby as well. He has been simply magnificent in Sydney.>>What a great performance. Smith pretty happy with his effort as well. Novak with him. What a push from a Brumby. Beco captain of the Australian team. That is a very popular result.>>You would think he would retire after all he has done,. Absolutely amazing stuff he has done.>>These races in each and have a unique dynamic in the chair of the 100. You have that early stage of taking to get the chair is going. But once Brumby was surging he was fantastic. Smith of the US the only closest competitor to him. Novack gets the bronze. Australia goals, silver and bronze to the United States of America.>>When you are cocaptain of a home games team, it brings its own expectation. He has been great in the buildup. The Tasmanian has delivered in spades. Five gold medals, four on the track, wheelchair rugby as well last night.>>I dare say he will be celebrating some way tonight. A really good result for Matthew Brumby. 18.60 two. David Clark Smith getting the — Joshua David Smith getting the silver. Ryan Patrick Novack with the bronze. Just beating Murray Hambro there. Congratulations to Matthew Brumby, picking up another gold medal.>>Time for the first medal ceremony of the evening. Great to see so many fans filling the stands as the 100 metre dash for the athletes in the IT1 class, the bee loanee impairment class below the knee impairment class. All three men have received other metals throughout the meet.>>Gold medal is representing United Kingdom, Alex Tait. — medallist.>>Gold in the long jump and bronze in the 100.>>Has aspirations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.>>Silver medallist representing Australia, Nathan Parker.>>He made a beautiful pen for the Duke of Sussex. Where use the bolt action to load the writing rib to write and retract. He is a clever and fast young man, STIX Park.>>Representing United Kingdom.>>At any level, if you sprint and you can leave a competition saying I won the wine, two double, that is an amazing achievement.>>It might not be the last we see of him.>>You have got to make sure you get a photo, Brad. We managed to capture some snaps earlier on. That is a beautiful shot. Their use with members of his family.>>The memories never fade, it helps when you get a Snapple two to look back.>>No doubt there will be printed — plenty of snaps today. Share them on social media. Part of the journey of a loss of the competitors here, and why not, it is such an amazing experience. We don’t see many multi event competition is coming back to Australia, especially back in Sydney. From memory, the Sydney Olympics, Paralympics, was the Le Sommer have seen an event like this at this venue. — was the last time we have seen.>>People would likely have seen pictures from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April of this year. A very different scenario, this. Those multisport meets, it is all very good to travel to a Championship or a big meet for your chosen sport, but to be able to share international competition with sports people of different disciplines and, of course, the wonderful nature of these Invictus Games, so many of the competitors trying, basically, as many sports as they can.>>That has been a highlight. It has been hard to accommodate sometimes. You have competitors rocking up just before the start of the event. There are no entry requirements. It is quite awesome though, really. To think that you can have a go at anything. You can really try, whatever you desire. As we are about to see, another one of these amazing medal ceremonies.>>From the race we have just watched. The IT4 100m. Brumby, Smith, and Novack. I doubt they would have caught their breath.>>The medal ceremony for the men’s IT4 100m. The medals will be presented by Mick Murray, the Western Australian Minister for Sport and recreation. Bronze medal is, representing the United States of America, Ryan Patrick Novack.>>APPLAUSE.>>Stopped the clock at 21.02 seconds. APPLAUSE.>>Silver medallist, representing the United States of America, Joshua David Smith.>>Retired US air force, from Montana, originally. Picking up the silver medal in the 100 metre dash down the home straight. Hip surgery, elbow surgery, he has really felt the effect of his serving career.>>Representing Australia, Matthew Brumby.>>Four gold medals on the track. A gold medal as a part of the wheelchair rugby team as well. Everything that Matthew Brumby, Beco captain of Australia, would have dreamt of here in Australia — the cocaptain. Those dreams have come true.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let us celebrate the Invictus Games Sidnei 2018. — Sydney.>>The Americans try to claim him, and why wouldn’t you?>>What car to the man do? Track, wheelchair rugby, absolutely amazing — can’t the man do?>>We have a break on the track. We can tune in with what is happening in the field with the IF2 Shotput glass for the men. Why not tune in, because Michael Kacer is involved, with Farris of Iraq and Rene Hinrikus. At the end of the last session I got a selfie. I got to meet Michael Kacer.>>As soon as you realise it was him you are in. — realise.>>David Beckham’s in the house. What’s tee up to? — he up to? He has seen at the union Jack and thought I will shake your hand.>>Maybe you should have got a selfie with David Beckham, too.>>Is busy at the moment. I believe that to the competitors. Come on, have been to three Paralympics, drop a name for me.>>Sebastian Coe, Usain Bolt.>>Really? In what context?>>I was in the same elevator as Usain Bolt. As I was stepping out I thought I cannot leave you without asking for a potable study said yes straightaway. Is manager took the photo — asking for a photo. It ended up on social media. They asked if they could use it. The next day it was the front page of the local newspaper. And Sebastian Coe actually was there when I received my silver medal for my 1500 at the London Games. After the medal ceremony walked downstairs and there he was. And I got to meet my idol.>>And everything he has done, that magnificent London Games. And now the tricky scenario he has found himself in at the International athletics Federation. A lot of people don’t realise, they need to go back and watch tapes from the 1970s and 1980s to realise how good a runner he is. A lot of people remember him as the head of the London Games. Is now the head of the IAAF. Those middle-distance runners of that time period were awesome.>>And other name for you, Jonathan Edwards. If you haven’t seen Jonathan Edwards John, a search on YouTube. That I can fly. I got to chat with him for a good hour. I loved every minute of it. I listened to every word he said.>>He has become an excellent broadcaster as well, Jonathan Edwards. All that while David Beckham is lapping up the celebrity style. Not only do we want to show you David Beckham get into his seat, but we were going to go to the sport with the Shotput, but we can’t, because my man, Michael Kacer, is in this race. So they stopped the field events because, here he is. The reason we love him, if you haven’t been with us throughout, he started by going Aussie Aussie Aussie, or your oily, which it is anyone in Australia. But the way he embraced amputee Gemma, who is an aspiring swimmer. He is in the IT3 100m.>>Michael Lyddiard was to run but he is a strap — scratching. So the home team hopes rest with Nathan Parker. Joe Dillnutt with a pretty heavy schedule as well.>>May be David Beckham being in the crowd will give him or motivation in this race.>>It will pump up the Brits.>>I would be exciting if I was racing in this race and David Beckham was in the crowd.>>Bronze medals in the 200 and 400, Joe Dellit. He has had a good track meet. — Joe Dillnutt. In a crowd in Lane four, Hannes Vilba. In the middle of the track, multiple medallist and winner of Hearts, Dariusz Liszka. Rozniatowski Of Poland will run in the second to outside lane, closest to the main grandstand. And Nommensen of the Netherlands is on the outside lane. Joe Dillnutt of the United Kingdom on the outside. What is your thought, Brad?>>Look, after this week I am not sure any more. The most amazing performances are happening. I find it hard to go against any competitors in this race.>>Joe Dillnutt has had a heavy schedule, as has Michael Kacer, but Joe Dillnutt has been very consistent. Perhaps look for him in the inside lane. Or maybe the inspiration performing at home will lift Nathan Palmer — Nathan Parker to a new level. Just a little wave. The starter did not like it. And again, quite understandable when the majority of these athletes are trying to take the crouch position on the blocks. The judges have to show discretion and the understanding. But it can be very offputting at the start of the 100 if you sense movement around you.>>Most definitely. It would be very hard to stay stable with only one arm making contact with the ground. Even though you would like to think that the officials to give leniency, they can’t, obviously give anyone an advantage. Hence calling it back.>>Joe Dillnutt on the inside. That time I don’t think Joe Dillnutt got into the set position before the starter released.>>It takes some time, occasionally, for the competitors go from the on your marks position into the set position.>>I think that was a bit quick from the starter. I am with Joe Dillnutt. He is living to be set position.>>The starter should be waiting at that point for all competitors to be in the set before they pull the trigger.>>There is that need for the athletes respond quickly to that call of set. So there is responsibility for the athletes to respond to the starter’s Mancz. Papley they can get them a third time. — commands.>>Set.>>Clean air. Parker started well. It is Parker and Joe Dillnutt. Parker of Australia extending. Parker has got it. Joe Dillnutt Da Silva. My case the bronze. Nathan Parker of Australia wins the gold medal. — Michael Kacer. What a moment for the youngster from Lismore.>>The home crowd helped him through the line there. What a great race by the Australian. Joe Dellit almost got him. But it wasn’t enough.>>Nathan Parker finishing with the silver medal in the 400. He picked up a gold in the indoor rowing. He now has a track and field gold to go with his rolling gold medal.>>Look at the arms. Pumping through. And your man, Michael Kacer picking up the bronze. Love this action. The Arms pumping and the knees at lifting, using the feet. Look at the determination on Parker’s says. He really wanted and he got it. Lifting both arms in celebration there is a great shop there. You have the gold and the silverback, embracing each other. — and silver.>>What is he doing? I know what he’s doing. It is going back to the Shotput — he is going full toppie has run through the finish line and thought OK, why turn and go back the other way, I will just continue out to the cage. Nathan Parker of Australia wins the gold medal, breaking the 13 second mark. And head of the Joe Dillnutt of the United Kingdom. Continuing an excellent Invictus Games. And another medal for Michael Kacer from the USA. Let’s get down to Niav Owens with the gold-medallist, Nathan Parker.>>Nathan, congratulations. What a run. You are pushed to the line. You must be stoked.>>It has been great to recognise the couple of days. A couple of us have raced all the races so far. Just to run with those guys, alongside those guys, seeing the times they did yesterday, I was just happy to be out alongside them. I am glad they put the all the way. I needed it.>>A couple of false starts. Was it easy to maintain your cool?>>It is one of the things that happens. It is not necessarily Sunekar have practised for. That is the nature of adaptive sports — something I have practised for. Just to be out in front of the home crowd with incredible athletes is wonderful.>>One member of that home crowd is David Beckham, he arrived only minutes before your race. We are conscious of the was here?>>We walked past him in the tunnel on the way down. At that point the blinkers were on and it was game mode. If I am lucky enough to meet him that I am lucky enough to meet him. More importantly to me is the average Australians coming out to support service men and women. They bring such an incredible atmosphere to the games, not just for us but the other countries participating. It makes even so special.>>What about your family and friends, how important have they been for your journey, you have huge support in the crown.>>Family is key. Behind every athlete it is the family and friends who have dusted them off and picked them up after every stumble. To share this with them, show them what they have helped us achieve, it is a great thing to do.>>What about the week as a whole, has Invictus Games Sidnei been special for you?>>Definitely. Ever since I was in the hospital bed the goal was Sidnei 2018. The milestones and the challenge is to get there, seeing what everyone else has achieved has been great. I have done some great things out there, but everyone in the Australian team has had their own personal best and have had their own success stories to get here. To be a part of that team and the wider crowd in Sydney, it is magic.>>You are about to have a gold medal around your neck as well to go with those.>>Thank you. It has been awesome to be out here.>>Nathan Parker from the Royal Australian Air Force with Niav Owens. A couple of years ago he was involved in a bus rollover accident while returning from a training exercise. That led to the amputation of his left hand and tendon damage on his right side. Still a young man, just to 23 years of age, but been able to make the most of his second Invictus Games experience.>>How about the Australian Jean in the background? Johnny Farnham.>>Four to go in the IT5 100. This is for wheelchair competitors without that trump control. Not as strong as the IT4 class. Malcom Rose of the UK. Similar to the previous race. We will see the action take a while to build through that first 20 and 30m. But it is pretty hard to see anyone overtake once you get through that first 30, once there is an established momentum in the chair.>>There is not much room to move in terms of making that distance back. Some familiar names in this race.>>By this stage of the program we are getting to know the competitors quite well. And their raft of great performances. Malcom Rose from the UK. Three bronze medals, three silver medals, should I say. Ahmad Albarahmeh of Jordan. He is pumped. Joel Rodriguuz is a silver medallist in the discus. And he will be the favourite. Sebastien Pradalier Wenning be 1500, the 200, the 400. — winning. We are looking to see whether Sebastien Pradalier can complete the same feat as Matthew Brumby. That is essentially the story. Canny man on the outside from France emulate the feet of Matthew Brumby who can completed the quartet a short time ago.>>Set…>>Sebastien Pradalier closest to camera. Great power down the rims. Did not see the front wheel lift. But what a start from Sebastien Pradalier of Jordan. He is amazing. Did not expect this. Sebastien Pradalier is having some issues with his steering but he will win comfortable in. Ahmad Albarahmeh is still going. He wins the gold medal. The second going to Malcom Rose. The third to Sebastien Pradalier. Joel Rodriguuz going across the line now. Ahmad Albarahmeh, he blitzed them.>>What a race. Was not expecting that. And I should mention, Malcom Rose, that turnover, wow. Sebastien Pradalier has had the better of him on many occasions, but Malcom Rose did well to pick up the silver. But Batman, what speed and power.>>Awesome performance. — but Batman.>>Ahmad Albarahmeh of Jordan. Speaking of the size of the arms, he was the gold-medallist in the powerlifting, lifted 127kg.>>Is that all?>>That is why he was able to get the Power down on the rims, the Jordanian. Only a young man as well. 22 years of age. Ahmad Hashem Jehad Albarahmeh, 21.0 two. Malcom Rose for the number two next to his name.>>The man we said was the favourite ended up finishing with the bronze.>>>>look at this start here. From the athlete from Jordan. And Rose had that turnover through the mid-of the race to ensure that silver. Look at the finish. Easing up with only 20m to go.>>You hardly ever see wheelchair athletes manipulate the steering in the 100m.>>Remind mess of drag cars.>>Albarahmeh you could sense, got to keep in my lane – well done. I suggest that is because he had so much power driving out of the start, that sometimes you take the chair off the straight line to go down the home straight.>>A bit more power on one side compared to the other, and you might push harder with your right or your left.>>Good on him. What a performance.>>You can see David Beckham in the bottom of your screen there.>>So we are going to go back to the medal dias.>>There he is, Becks.>>I’m surprised he wasn’t offered Mattezers, no salt and vinegar chips if the universal code of purple chip packet means salt and vinegar…>>He’s going to go the salt and vinegar? I think he’s passing it to the children.>>What gentleman, to pass up the opportunity of some Maltezers and salt and vinegar – no, he’s sharing. Should I say – crips for our viewers from the UK. I always get in trouble when I got to England.>>You will enjoy this.>>Crisps are the cold things in a packet, chips are the hot things that come with fish.>>Emma McCormack enjoys this to herself. There were two competitors.>>Gold medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing the United Kingdom, Emma NcCormack.>>The moment is yours, the serving lieutenant commander in the navy. Emma McCormack with a throw of 19.96. She lives in Hampshire, having been originally from the west Midlands.>>Ladies and gentlemen, celebrate or Invictus Games 2018 medal.>>36 years of age.>>After her injury, Emma McCormick didn’t want to touch or look at her leg but had enough of that and used the power of the sport to win back that self-pride and the Invictus spirit to drive her to a new life. A new lease on life. As McCormick celebrates, let’s learn a little more about our winner of the men’s IT-5 well chair class. Albarahmeh of Jordan.>>Congratulations, that was a great race. How happy with you are that gold?>>He’s very happy.>>What does it mean to represent your at the Invictus Games?>>TRANSLATOR:>>Everything in his life, everything, everything.>>What will you take away from this experience?>>TRANSLATOR:>>Sport is everything.>>Congratulations.>>Thank you, thank you. Well done – sport is everything. A very strong, a very simple sentiment from our winner of the men’s IT5 wheelchair class over the 100. Unfortunately, if were with us earlier, you saw Steve Bortle of the United States crash to the track in the run-up to the long jump. It meant he is a scratching from the final of the IT7 open class for those with mental and chronic health conditions, hearing impairment or other minor injuries. We have this field now of nine. Golf of France. And the Romanian. We haven’t been able to bring the result to you, but that’s been confirmed, so Yeomans has won the 200 in the long jump, looking to complete the treble here.>>I wonder who signed his bib?>>Very observant.>>This man was quick. He was quick in the heats.>>He was delighted, finishing second in his heat.>>Oh, the floss king.>>I caught up with King in the sessions. The man was walking around, trying to find someone, he was so excited for this final.>>Dragomir of Romania runs from lane 5.>>Very powerful runner. Winner of his heat. He’s done that in both events, 100 and the 200.>>12.96 his time. Yeomans, the only man to break 12 seconds. He qualified with an 11.98.>>I think he did an impersonation with the hip dance. A hurdler from Australia. Very famous for her dancing. I think Yeomans just mimmicked that then. And one more competitor to be introduced, Al Mahakim of Jordan to run from the outside. He’s been good as well, so I’d suggest we look for Yeomans, Al Mahakim – anyone else to throw in there? Dragomir of Romania, perhaps. I get the feeling it’s between Yeomans of Australia and Al Mahakim of Jordan. We will wait to see. Golf of France on the insite, the Georgian Beruashvili. And then Dragomir of Australia. Atkin of the UK, Yeomans of Australia, and Al Mahakim of Jordan. There is Atkin and Dragomir ready to launch.>>There was a second ping.>>Some athletes didn’t hear it.>>Beruashvili had to pull up. He got halfway down the running.>>He was in the lead.>>That’s because he didn’t pull up.>>Very observant of you, Brad. That would make sense if the rest of the field stops and you keep going. Now he has to run 150m. It will be interesting to see why they pulled this one up. How has he got all this energy, Beau King to dance that much on the start-line?>>On your marks…>>They will go again here. I’m with you, Brad. I could see something not right, but it wasn’t apparent to me which competitor was the offender. At the start I didn’t like it. We will go again. Big field of nine.>>Set…>>Start is a go. Al Mahakim made a good start. Yeomans in the middle. He’s powering through the 50. The Australian leads. Yeomans ahead of Al Mahakim. 200, long jump ahead for Yeomans. Al Mahakim the silver, and tight for third, maybe Guinn of the United States. Yeomans has had an excellent Invictus Games track and field program. Three gold medals.>>You can tell straight away, Yeomans knew exactly what he was doing, driving the arms and the knees. Al Mahakim on the outside was right in the race to the 50m mark. But Yeomans, powering his way through to the line. I don’t know how these competitors have the energy after just doing an explosive event like long jump. It’s incredible. This is the best shot of them all. Look at those legs powering down the track. Getting a few breaths in, cheeks puffed up. Do you think that’s relief after crossing the line? Excitement?>>All of those things and probably the realisation that he’s going to run part of the relay as well. Beau King seems disappointed there. He was happy behind the blocks. This man has been excellent. Ben Yeomans coming over there. Nice to see the face of our reporter who you heard on screen there and then Ben and his family. Just outside the 12 seconds for Benjamin Yeomans of Australia. Another gold ahead of Al Mahakim of Jordan. Indeed it was Guinn as called taking the bronze.>>He will now have a chat to our interviewer.>>Congratulations t fastest qualifier, saw it through to the finish-line. How did that feel infront of your family?>>Awesome to share it with your family. That was good, yeah. Rocky on your shoulder, three golds. Did you imagine you would come away with away with that?>>No, obviously really happy. More golds. Hitting goals I wanted to hit hit. So it’s come into play.>>You’re all looking happy. We love to see that. Congratulations.>>Cool, thank you very much.>>Thank you.>>We spoke about a strong structure about his sprinting style.>>Very powerful man. Very powerful man.>>I don’t know whether this is a special request from Becks to Oasis on while he’s in the house.>>I heard an Australian classic and now a British one.>>Becks is enjoying himself. A lot of competitors are getting a photo.>>There he is, singing to the tune. Why are you only mouthing the song, Quentin?>>I will let the Gallaghers do their thing.>>The floss is taking over the world.>>I have to admit, I don’t understand the>>While the crowd enjoyed Oasis, let’s hear a tale of sporting performance and a brush with fame. Emma McCormick speaking with our reporter.>>What a moment, congratulations. In front of a huge Team UK crowd. How does that feel?>>It feels as good as the first one. I can’t believe it. To come here out to Sydney and get a double gold. That is more than I could have hoped for.>>How does the gold medal compare to what I witnessed in the crowd, a photo and a moment with David Beckham himself?>>My girl grabbed me and she said, “Come on, we need to get a photo sorted”. “Where are we going?” “There’s David Beckham.” “Great – how do I look?” You>>You look damn fine and with the gold around your neck, you look perfect.>>Really kind, thank you.>>Great sporting performance, photo with Becks. Emma McCormick having a great night as we return to the medal presentation area. The IT3100m medals for those with arm impairment and Nathan Parker of Australia to receive the gold medal. The UK the silver and the United States for the bronze.>>>>Bronze representing the United States of America.>>The most enthusiastic American when starts to starting an “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi” chant I have encountered.>>We can almost claim him as our own.>>It’s his last Invictus Games. He’s soaked it up and added to this wonderful atmosphere.>>Silver medallist, representing the United Kingdom, Joe Dilnutt. — Dillnutt.>>You would assume that’s his son next to him. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>Very proud moment for the family.>>Gold medallist at Invictus Games 2018 Sydney 2018 champion, representing Australia, Nathan Parker. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>Well done Officer Parker. RAAF servant from Lismore in Northern New South Wales, not too far from Sydney. For those that don’t know this part of the world. A few hours up the road. But here he is. The New South Wales capital with the gold medal.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games 2018 medallists.>>You have to be careful when you say “not too far” when you think of our viewers in other parts of the world when they think four hours is a long haul. It’s not that much of a long haul in Australia.>>No.>>Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi!>>Someone else is go doing the Aussie chant. I thought it was Mike Kacer again, but he’s into it.>>Probably wonned wondering what took his limelight.>>Someone stole his thunder.>>You will see him out there again, though. He’s got a shot put to pick up. He finished silver in the shot put, while pausing in the shot put to go and run the 100m race.>>The natural light still about but the artificial light will take over shortly as we push into Friday evening of this wonderful week of comraderie and competition at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Still plenty of races to come. We have the relays as well. Competition continuing in the field as well. That’s why the crowd is applauding. Gabriel Graves-Wake among others in this. Multiple medals. Karen Fisk of the UK, Tiana Lopez. Brandi Evans of the United States. I will join Healther Carter and Jennifer Yarwood. So between Graves-Wake, Morris and Lopez, we’ve got three of the outstanding athletes of these games, multiple medallists and the big jumper from Tiana Lopez and a sense it’s getting cooler out there. Joe Dillnutt gets a chance to get up close and with David Beckham.>>How could you not get a photo?>>David’s been good not to bang his head getting underneath the railing, he’s been careful. I’m fearing – he’s poking that head through. Just make sure that… Don’t bang your head, David.>>He’s OK.>>This is the long jump medal ceremony, though Ben Yeomans has another gold to collect from the 100 shortly. This is for that long jump competition, we were able to show you at the early phases of the evening session here. It was Yeomans, one of the best jumper.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the men’s long jump IJ5. 5.71 for Joe Joe, 5.23 for Omelchenko and 5.23 for the third competitor.>>Bronze medallist, representing Germany, Daniel Hendriock.>>It was his last jump that was his best, 5.23. Only the three jumps in the IJ 5 category.>>Silver medallist, representing Ukraine, Vasyl Omelchenko.>>After a first round foul, it was a second round 5.43 from Omelchenko. That secured him the silver medal.>>Gold medallist at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Australia, Benjamin Yeomans. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)>>He got better as he went along. 5.42 in his first jump. 5.65 his second and then 5.71 the final winning distance. Another gold for Benjamin Yeomans. He’s got his number one fan sharing it with him.>>He knocked out his tooth! Ben Yeomans has a false tooth. His son was tapping at it.>>Let’s celebrate our Invictus Games 2018 medallists, ladies and gentlemen.>>That is something I wish we would see more of in the Olympics and Paralympics. I under stand this, but to get family members involved in the medal ceremony, is fantastic. To share that with them, it means so much.>>He’s having another go, his tooth.>>There’s all manner of logistical points to go to with that conversation, Brad, but it’s one which has a lovely spirit at heart to it.>>You’ve taken me away from dad. He’s lost it.>>Poor thing.>>I think maybe he wants a medal.>>From mum, “How dare you take me away from daddy’s gold medal”. More pics with Becks.>>They’re amazing, those guys. Such a profile and to keep smiling, to keep fronting up. You admitted your brush with fame with Usain Bolt, what must it be, to be those guys?>>Yeah, you love the fact that people like David Beckham are getting involved in the atmosphere of these games and taking the time to have these photos, but you can, I guess you could assume it would take away so much energy. You’d think that anywhere David Beckham would go, he’d be asked for a photo. Swift is about to come to Australia to do converts.>>She has.>>She’s here already?>>She played in Perth. I started getting photos sent to me of her being down south in WA where I’m from, taking photos in the forest. She’s been venturing to the regions of Australia.>>If you could choose a photo with Becks or Taylor Swift, which way would you go?>>Becks.>>Really?>>I’m a sports nut. I love my sports. I have a very happy wife and I want to keep her happy.>>Well, she might – my wife would want the photo with Becks but my daughter would want the photo with Taylor Swift. I will be unpopular one way or the other. If I had the choice of one way or the other, my little girl Isobel loves Taylor Swift, but my wife loves David Beckham.>>Who would you choose? You haven’t made the decision.>>I think I if I didn’t come home with a photo with Becks, that would be more problematic in life. I can handle my daughter.>>Now he’s here, this might be the closest you get of Becks.>>I’m a professional, Brad, I need to call the rest of the program.>>Look, I can take one for the team and take the lead, if you wish. I might struggle through it. Look, I will support you getting your photo. Anything to keep your wife happy.>>The reason we have a little bit of a pause is because Benjamin Yeomans has had to get ready for his sprint gold medal now and he’s gone to one of the fresher members of his clan to share the moment.>>That’s why the child was upset, I think.>>Sibling rivalry. The son’s gone. And now younger sibling gets a go.>>I wonder if the truth has anything to — the tooth has anything to do with it.>>A third gold medal for Benjamin Yeomans.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for men’s 100m, IT7.>>The medals will be presented by Mr David Linberg, Chief Executive, BizBank, Westpac. Bronze representing the United Stateses of America, Kenny Guinn.>>Stop the clock at 12.92 seconds. (APPLAUSE)>>Silver medallist, representing Jordan, Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim.>>Al Mahakim of Jordan, 12.47 his time.>>Adding to his medal collection here in Sydney, and speaking of a collection, Benjamin Yeomans is about to receive his third gold medal from the athletics.>>And Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Australia, Benjamin Yeomans. (APPLAUSE)>>Oh. Awesome dad. That photo will take pride of place in the family album. To be brought out on 21st and so forth. Well done Ben Yeomans of Australia and all of our medallists.>>Invictus Games Sydney 2018 would like to thank…>>Now he has to get ready for the relay.>>There could be more to come. Take the baby and gold medal in tow.>>Ohno, give the metal back for the time being.>>Getting the crowd going with the beats.>>It has been infectious.>>It has, it has.>>I believe that the beats for a moment and get more information from these athletes. — I believe. Let us learn about the American who picked up the bronze medal.>>Kenny, congratulations. That look like a special moment on the podium. Can you tell us what bringing about Milton will bring — medal home will mean to you?>>Making the Invictus team was amazing. I never thought I would medal. Coming here and getting one was a lifetime opportunity.>>How important has support being for your recovery?>>It gives me a reason to wake up in the morning. A them depending on me. My home in Florida was almost destroyed by the hurricane. To come here and bring something back is going to keep me strong and resilient for the future.>>The spirit within Team USA has been apparent right throughout the Invictus Games. It seems like a tightknit group.>>It really is. The energy that all my teammates have is amazing. We feed off each other and try to one up each other and do amazing things.>>What happens now wants the Invictus Games finishes, the athletics meet is almost over, how do you stay in touch after the Invictus Games?>>We have the Warrior Games and our own camps. A lot of our teammates, I have seen them many times. We will probably see each other. I will make a run at Invictus 2020.>>May be a moment of celebration first.>>Yes, man. And thennn>>Lovely to hear from the still active member of the US Kenny Guinn. He is at it again,t to receive the silver medal from the Shotput, with Imran Faris of Iraq.>>The Western Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs will be presenting their medals. Silver medallist, representing the United States of America, Mike Kacer.>>Heathrow was 9.65. The second round of a Citroen competition. — is broken was 9.65, the second round of a six round competition.>>The gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Iraq, Imran Faris.>>His last round throw was the same as his second-round throw, which were his equal best attempts. 10.59 the winning distance in the men’s Shotput IF2 category.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let us celebrate our Invictus Games 2018 medallists.>>APPLAUSE.>>There he is>>Invictus Games Sydney 2018 would like to thank our official broadcaster, the ABC.>>Chanting Aussie, aussie, aussie, oi oi oi!>>Getting under way in the infield. We will shortly see the men’s Shotput IF3. Next event on the track is still about 10 minutes away. We’ll be back for the 100 metre dash for the IT3 an impairment category for the women’s 100m. — arm impairment. A lot of action in the infield. In a flurry on the track to finish with more 100 metre races, the men’s IT1 and IT7. Below the knee amputee category and The Open category. In The Open category for the women’s 400m. We will see its conclusion. And two relays. They will finish off the night. Always love the way that the relays bring a crescendo to swimming and track and Field meets, Brad.>>It is great when you think about it. Most of these competitors are not here for the results, but for the camaraderie and the friendships. What a great way to finish these games, joining three of your fellow compatriots in a race won last time. — one. Bit of a singalong happening at the track at the moment. The words are popping up on the big screen.>>You are waiting to burst forth, aren’t you? Don’t.>>I don’t have your vocal ability. You are on first name basis now.>>We certainly are. It is great to have my back with us. He is even forced to sing it for a moment. Mike, does getting up on that lady ever get old?>>It is not about the meddling — getting up on the podium ever get old. Singh my mum up there and is the joy she had on her face, it meant more than any medal I can put around my neck — Singh my mum. No medal can trump that.>>That is what we have heard about the Invictus Games. That support a family and friends and your team makes all the difference.>>I would not be here without my support system. They got me through rough times in and out of sports. Every hurdle I come through they with their supporting me in helping me get over every battle. I would not be who I am without them.>>We hope you take that chance back to the States with you as well. It has been an absolute pleasure. Thank you.>>I was upset somebody stole my chance on that last one.>>We picked it up as well. You got one back though.>>He has really made so many friends.>>And the volunteer shaking his hand there. There is something in that. IT5 100m. The wheelchair competitors down the home straight.>>Gold-medallist, representing France, Sebastian Pradalier.>>It prolific performer. He used all that power after such a big campaign to try to put everything on to the rims of your chair to get the momentum going down the 100 metre dash. Such an explosive ask of these competitors.>>Silver medallist, representing the United Kingdom, Malcom Rose.>>The man from the UK received a silver medal.>>APPLAUSE.>>Gold-medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Jordan, Ahmad Hashem Jehad Albarahmeh.>>Ahmad Hashem Jehad Albarahmeh with a — very good with the powerlifting and showing that strength. In a different sporting endeavour here on the track. At the Sydney games of 2018.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the Invictus Games Sydney 2018…>>APPLAUSE.>>Loved his interview afterwards, as well, the greater joy he showed. The true meaning of sport. The way it has inspired him on his journey. And it looks like the Beckham clan is done for the day.>>David Beckham is still in the stadium. His kids are heading off.>>I assume so. I must admit, I am not 100% sure of that. I am not as adept in those matters as a sporting matters. How are you with those?>>I am a bit the same.>>Ogogo whether Romeo was there. Anyway. — I don’t know. It is nice to see the family element. Probably have the view was screaming at the television, I know, I know! I’m sorry. I just… Don’t have that depth of knowledge of David and Victoria’s family that perhaps others would.>>No doubt we are letting them down in that regard. He was a great football. I can definitely say that. — footballer.>>The singalong keeping everyone warm as the sun continues to set on this athletics meeting and the Friday night here in Sydney. Still got plenty of action. I am Quentin Hull. I am here with Brad Scott, 3-turn Paralympian. Whereat the Sydney Aquatic Centre as of this magnificent sporting facility, the legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Essentially this was the warmup track with the main stadium not far away from where we are. It has been developed into one of those enduring pieces of sporting infrastructure used by the likes of Brad, and even those who did not compete at the top level. Have a look to the infield.>>The IF3 Shotput. Two competitors. There are only four throws left. This is round five. It is pretty tight. Mr Raty with his best hope. Gardner, his second row is the best in this head-to-head battle. We will leave it for a moment. C more about Malcom Rose — we will hear more about.>>Congratulations was what a way to finish Invictus Games campaign. How special was that?>>Is always special to win a medal. My family are here as well. It is fantastic.>>Can you tell us a little bit about that. We saw your sons with you on the podium. How special is it to with you on your journey?>>Before my acts are used to follow me on my races and Triathlon, help me with my kit — accident. To come to Australia and then on the podium with me, it is for them as well.>>It is an important part of the journey to get back into physical activity, when that has been such a Major part of your life.>>It is. When Invictus came along I never thought I would get a meeting, to be honest. Either they would take advantage of the training and the selection process. When I the email saying I was through it was in we go.>>You have three medals now. What is next that is the end of your Invictus Sydney campaign. What next for you?>>I will carry on with wheelchair racing and hand biking. Try to get into some national ratings and keep onwards and upwards. I only have my Race Chair for four and five months. I will take a lot from this events. I will keep it in my memory and push on.>>We can’t wait to follow your journey. Congratulations again.>>Thank you very much.>>Great to hear the story of Malcom Rose, seven flight sergeant in the RAF. Sports a big part of his life, he was training six days a week before his accident. He has the equipment now, that Race Chair is pretty new. He certainly has the desire. We went to see what is next for him. He has been great as we return to the infield. The closing stages of this IF3 Shotput would just be two competitors. It is winner take all. No silver medal. — were just.>>If you’re wondering about the impairment for these competitors, IF3 is for visual impairment. These competitors are affected with their vision. They have lost some sort of vision. It looks like they can only have up to 20 degrees of vision in both eyes.>>No measures for both competitors in the penultimate round. Gardner leads with the best throw. Mestareh’s best is 10.61. This is his last attempt. Doesn’t look like that will extend the best mark of 11.19. We will wait for that measure.>>That tape you have been mentioning all competition is showing in the US competitor. Holding it together, no doubt been through plenty of events this week.>>Showing some of the strain there. Levis patriotic strike. We will leave them there. We will give you the result shortly — love the patriotic stripe to speak of this is a combined class race. We have one competitor from the IT1 category, Monaco Contrafatto from Italy and two from the IT3 impairment class — Monaco. So it gives Konta fata race God — Contrafatto a race. Instead of being by herself she will join in for the sprint down the home straight. The preparation of the stock always so important for those who have lost limbs when it comes to making sure that the prophetic is secure. I will defer to your knowledge because of your colleagues in paralytic sport. This is such an important process.>>No doubt. The whole thing is getting rid of the moisture between the contact from the sleeve, the spray she is applying as alcohol. It helps with the suction process. There is a valve for the socket. Using your body weight to secure the socket onto the stub. She is in IT1, and above knee amputee.>>It said she was going to be in the IT1, which is below knee, but she is an IT2. That is the above knee. Her left arm strapped to her chest, as for O’Connell.>>I have been told there will be two gold medals in this race.>>Contrafatto will take the gold in her class. And then it is a battle between Sabrina Daulaus and is Debbie O’Connell. It looks like the regular assimilation of the lake with for need to needing to be controlled. The skill to control the movement and extension of that artificial knee joint is something to behold. You can see it moves.>>There are hydraulics involved, a bit of oil.>>Contrafatto got out really well. O’connor probably got the best run on the outside. They pretty even battle. Contrafatto with them. — O’Connell. Contrafatto keeping a form together. Good run, all three ladies. A nice even sprint down the 100 from the three of them. A great race. Great form from Contrafatto, the Italian. that we see, that above knee spent, it having to control that knee joint in the prostatic is one of the most remarkable skills for those competing with prosthetic leg — sprint. Great example of it. Well done to all of them.>>Look at the control. The arms flying. I have to say, Contrafatto, she did not win the race first past the post, the time she would have run would not have been out of a place for a Paralympic Games for that class.>>Although she has got any joint, we can see how she was applying the prostatic. She has a low stock down her thigh. Obviously be lower contact you have with the prostatic and more control you have. But to control the joint’s movement, the technique through.>>She was the premium competitor in this race. Great drive. We have seen that so many times throughout this athletics program. O’Connell, she has done an amazing job as well.>>Interesting to see, some of those knee joints, because Contrafatto has the lower extension, there is not a huge amount of movement in that knee joint, because she has quite a lot of control through the thigh.>>The more stuff you have to work with and the more suction, the more cohesion you can have with that socket. It makes it easier to run. Contrafatto, I am not sure of her time, I’m sure it will be in the 16 second range. To give you an idea, I know we should not be comparing their performance as we see at the Invictus Games to Paralympic sport, but that is the T42 class, and some are classed on the world record is 14.8 seconds. The medals are usually divided in the 16 second range. She would not look out of place in a Paralympic Games.>>Might have to look to Tokyo for her.>>I dare say she will be.>>And her compatriot is the world record holder as well. We could see two Italians representing in the T42 class in Tokyo. Obviously there is a lot of training in that process. I am dumbfounded by that result. It was absolutely amazing.>>Team Italy pretty happy with the way things came across as well. Multiple gold medals for Daulaus. She has had a good games. It looks like she is just going to stick with the racing prostatic for the time being, just trying to protect the lower part of that laid.>>You see a lot of that happening through the Paralympics. It is protecting the surface you are walking on. You cannot walk on a lot of services, including concrete.>>You would slip as well.>>Exactly. That is some protection for the blade and the service you are walking on. I should correctness of comedy world record is actually 14.61.>>Gave you the nature of what you were trying to explain, that was a very strong performance at the Invictus Games. We go down to Niav Owens.>>Congratulations. That was clearly a special moment with your team. How important is it to have their support with you?>>a lot of. Today I raised with others. For me to have my supporters, my team, it was very important — raced. It was important for my soul.>>We could see how excited they were. It is a proud Italian team. I know medals are not everything will stop that is 18 medals for the 17 competitors from Italy they came to the Invictus Games. Our special has this week been?>>I want to tell you only one thing…>>Congratulations.>>Team Italy are the best. Riggi simple sentiment there. Well done. — pretty simple. Great skill. Great achievement from Contrafatto of Italy. And, as mentioned, she has probably stolen the show from Sabrina Daulaus.>>In saying that, she has competed in a different class to watch is actually in. So she has won a gold medal as well. — to what she is. We have two competitors receiving a goal. It will be a great medal ceremony coming up.>>The Discus. IF5 category. Karen Fisk of the UK currently in the cage.>>All the competitors in this event were the competitors who competed in the Shotput yesterday. They have all backed up. Same stylist. These ladies would know each other quite well.>>The state of play, Evans is leading the competition. Then Morris is the second-best, round five, 14.15m. And then Jamie Lyn Biviano. Her best throw was under 13m. They will grow six times consecutively. — throw.>>It is whether or not Gabriel Graves-Wake is a strong in the Discus as she has been in the other categories. We will leave Karen Fisk. Before the introduction of an X-rays, you have more information for us.>>I was doing some research, because looking at the speed of Contrafatto…>>Here is the start list. A lot of these women are currently in the middle of the Discus condition. Four Americans and a competitor from the UK. That is the 100m wheelchair class I fall. — IF4.>>You can tell she has been training for sometime. She won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games. And a silver at the 2017 Jamie Gibson subset Shias eight Paralympic athlete — World Championships. She is apparently the Gasly.>>Has Graves-Wake got as much power? Three representatives from the states on inside lane. Morris, also of the United States.>>APPLAUSE. a Bill Rahman more than 10 medals here, Maurice. And we look to see if Graves-Wake can emulate Matt Brumby by winning all the events on the track fixture run the 1500, 200 and 400 of the back of two cycling medals. Biviano in lane four. Graves-Wake, Evans, Adie then Maurice. The IT4 wheelchair class for women. Evans is with her. Adie and Morris are trying to pull — push along. Biviano on the inside. Gabriel Davies wake was too good on the track and she will complete it with four gold medals. Gabriele gave is — grave wakes, she wins the 100 as well and defeat Evans of the US who claimed silver and the bronze goes to Adie of the United Kingdom. Are delighted Naomi Adie Adie as she crosses the line. What a complete performance on the track. What a complete performance on the track from Gabriele Graves-Wake. And this is while they are still competing in the discus as well. A great effort by these ladies to get over here to the track and show what they have in the 100m. How about that lady there, she has done so well over the last few days here at the Invictus Games.>>Four gold medals on the track to go with the two gold medals in the cycling. She picked up two silvers in the rolling. Along with a silver in the shotput. She has been so busy. Gabriel Graves-Wake, 21 points free to use her latest winning time. Brandi Evans of the United States, and joy from Naomi Adie of the UK, pumping her sister she went across the line. — pumping her feast — fisth as she crossed the line.>>Look at that start. Graves-Wake took off like a flash. Evans tried to real her back in. But Graves-Wake is just too good and pushes all the way through to the line. What a way to of her Invictus Games. What a great effort here on the track.>>Look for the reaction of Adie. We followed the winner but we could see when they crossed the line originally, Adie with a great sign of outward emotion. Monica Contrafatto will receive her gold-medal in the above knee amputee class and indeed she knows what it is like to perform well on the big stage at Paralympic and World Championship level.>>I am sorry for getting excited before but when I found that out I could not hold it in. She is an amazing athlete.>>The gold-medallist and 2018 champions. Representing Italy, Monica Contrafatto.>>A wonderfully bubbly character as well. You love to see that. Shrapnel from a bomb in Afghanistan in 2012 will lead. — took her leg. She watched the Paralympics in London on TV. And that moment she decided that she wanted to run and win as well. And indeed, she has. Corporal Major in the army, Monica Contrafatto. In the gold-medallist here in Sydney.>>And with Tokyo coming up in two years, I am sure we will see her name again. With the next Invictus Games in 2020 as well it will be interesting to see where she prioritises her energy. I don’t know about the timing for the two events but I am sure she will probably compete in both.>>B Friday night crowd at the Sydney Athletic Centre are enjoying what has been a great festival of sport. Still a bit of natural light about that he official lights are required to light up the final phase of what has been a long few days of athletics competition. More action in the infield about to take place. Nicki Bradley in the background, the cocaptain of the Australian team getting a round of applause. There are a number of Australian in this event that is being introduced in the infield at the moment. This is the discus IF4 category. Sarah Hassell, Nicki Bradley, Emma Kadziolka, Brigid Baker and Vanessa Broughill all involved for a straight year along with Marion Blot, Kelly Whittle and Joyce van den Waardenburg of the Netherlands. Five Australians their about to do battle with a French woman, a New Zealander and a Dutch woman in the infield. And now that they are introduced, we will return to the gold medal ceremony for the 100 yard dash Ashraf 100 metre dash. — 100 metre dash.>>A silver medal in the rolling. That silver medal came in the 4-minute endurance event. And he she has won the 100, 200 and 400 while picking up a bronze medal, should I say, picking up a third gold medal here. She has been smiling all the way, Sabrina Daulaus.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our medallist. Our next event on the track will be the women’s 100 metre IT5, another wheelchair class race down the home straight. Action in the field, however, with the women’s discus about to get under way.>>Still plenty in the crowd.>>A great crowd. Sabrina Daulaus was delightful when we spoke to her yesterday. I am sure she is just as delightful now.>>Four gold medals. Did you ever imagine that a trip to Sydney would result in this?>>No. Not to mention that we have for medals, I am so happy and it is such a surprise that it is good.>>We could see how much it meant to you there on the podium. Can you tell us about your journey and what brought you to the Sydney Invictus Games.>>Could you repeat please?>>Can you tell us about your journey and your time in service and what brought you to the Invictus Games?>>It is the best for me to represent my country. Not with a gun or with a mission, but with Spotify represent my country.>>We can see how much that means GB team here. — with Spotify represent my country.>>Have you felt the support out on the track?>>I am surprised and happy. Many people are here with my team, friends and family. It is very good.>>It has been wonderful watching you compete. Congratulations.>>Well done. It has been a big program, all involved here and you don’t mind when you have a smile if there is a language barrier. It is a matter of communicating with everyone. So it is not an easy job to speak to someone with a camera in front of you — camera in front of you in your non-native language.>>Only two competitors in the IT5 for the women’s. To Jordanian competitors.>>This class is the competitors with no leg function and none to poor trunk function as well>>The Sydney Olympic Station in the background — Stadium in the background. A banana in a pyjama is getting a look in as well tonight.>>A bit of shade.>>If you are watching from elsewhere in the world, a very famous animated duo originating from Australia, bananas in pyjamas. They are affectionately called B one and B to.>>My son adores them. Here are the competitors for the 100m for the IT5 class.>>Ulfat Al-Zwiri with a splash of lime colour will push from the inner portion of the track. And Amany Abdel Rahman will be closest to the grandstand. So this IT5 class is essentially closer to the 52, 53, four Paralympic terminology, those in wheelchairs without as much power beyond the hip. The 54 class, essentially our number four class here are those who are essentially, they have strong use of the upper part of their body Albie — although unable to use their legs, these competitors not a lot of power through the base of the spine. But they are able to use their arms. There is a technical way to break up the competitors but when you think about it, break, it is very well understood in the adaptive sport world, different between those with and without trunk function.>>It does make a huge difference. This race will be predominantly done with all of your upper body. You think that well, they are pushing wheels with their arms so it would be upper body but the core control is vital in and of there like this because you can use your upper body as leveraged. However, if you have a limited trunk function it makes it difficult to use anything but your arms.>>Ulfat Al-Zwiri on the right of screen. Amany Abdel Rahman on the left of screen. Which Jordanian will take the gold? Only two competitors on the tracks are no silver. It looks like Amany Abdel Rahman has the better of the start. Just ensuring that the chair stays in her lane. It is great that these two competitors from Jordan get to match their skills against each other. Down the home straight here in Sydney. Amany Abdel Rahman leading the way. Ulfat Al-Zwiri doing her level best to get the chair going. She is very new to wheelchair sport so Amany Abdel Rahman is going to have the better of the two Jordanians here. Keeping the chair in control. Some good momentum and she hits the lion. Amany Abdel Rahman is the winner and Ulfat Al-Zwiri still has around 30m to push. She is cheered on by the crowd here.>>The crowd are getting on their feet here, giving her every possible help to get back chair over the line. You can see the struggle for her that she continues to drive. The chair keeps moving. She gets there!>>Well done! Ulfat Al-Zwiri completes the course. Well done. You could see the level of physical exertion required there. Obviously quite news, I would suggest that either borrowed chair.>>I dare say so. The winner was more experience in the chair. A great race nonetheless. Just learning how to steal — gear a little bit there as well. — steer a little bit there as well.>>Is competitors are still learning the craft of getting beach chair to race down the home straight. But that smile, that is what we are here to see. She is happy with her achievement to. And the crowds in the terraces here or in Sydney are showing their appreciation for that effort.>>For those who wonder how hard pushing the chair might be, there some organisations around you where you can give wheelchair racing ago. It is a difficult sport.>>The official times for the IT5 100, 37.68 four Amany Abdel Rahman. And 60 seconds for Ulfat Al-Zwiri. Amany Abdel Rahman, another look at her form. She is still learning the way that the steering works. And the relief of reaching the initial line.>>You did it! Well done!>>The two Jordanians will share a moment down the back straight although it looks like they have been even a hurry up from one of the officials out there. — been given a hurry up. This is Dorian Gardner of the United States. There are only two competitors in the IF3 class. What. — for shotput.>>Representing the United States of America, Dorian Gardner.>>The winning distance, 11m and 33cm the Dorian Gardner to claim gold in the men’s shotput IF3 category.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our 2018 medallist. (DOWN UNDER BY MEN AT WORK PLAYS). (CROWD CLAPS ALONG).>>That is the way we love to do it. Have yourself a round of applause! (CROWD CHATTERS, MUSIC PLAYS). (HEY YA BY OUTKAST PLAYS)>>We have a pause in the program. About this season moves from the fans here in the crowd which I must admit there have been a number of highlights of those fans realising that, well, if there is no action on the track or in the field I will make some action myself. The DJ has been ridiculous. It is Friday night in the city…>>They should get some dance moves happening, do you think? Imagine if they had a Dantz camera here in this booth. I think you would win.>>You are being too kind. No, look at this guy! He has the moves.>>He would win and damp cloth, I think. He is on the big screen! It is your moment, so. Irony it! Your moment, sir. I need! — own it.>>Keep going! He has a taste for it now>>Of them.>>We have to leave the dancing because we need to learn a little more about the active marine gallery Sergeant Dorian Gardner who was the gold-medallist.>>Congratulations on a gold medal. I know you had a busy campaign on the pool and now on the track. That was a special moment up on the podium.>>Just to have a gold medal and it started today with some pain but it was a great competition against my Georgian competitors and it was fun. It has been great everyday.>>With your vision impairment, that must make the technical side of the event quite important.>>I had been working with coaches back in California getting ready for this and the coach staff have bought me so far in the last year and I was in Toronto for the last Invicta ‘s and the progress I have made between then and now is noticeable. So the coaches are a big part of our success.>>What next now for you? Do you continue to work towards the next Warrior Names and then the next Invictus Games after that? Speak absolutely. I think the most memorable event has been the swimming. Swimming against some of the Australian swimmers, they are amazing. They pushed me to be a better swimmer, better than the one I would be, I reached a personal best. So hopefully we will see these guys in 2020 at the next Invicta ‘s.>>You mentioned the Australians. And you had some special moment with the Australian Marine ‘s. Is that a part of your Invictus Games experience?>>Spending time with anybody from these nations and getting to see a little bit of what they do in their customs and traditions, it makes it all so much more special. The competition, the friendship, meeting people from all over the world, competing alongside them. Having my family with me here as well, it builds and builds and makes everything wonderful.>>How important have your family been through the journey?>>From the very beginning, from my injury, my mother supported me every day, my parents, my sister. They would not let me quit on myself. And my wife has also supported me from day one. She pushed me and told me to keep training, train hard, train harder. Could not do it without my or my children. I thank all of them for their support and her love.>>It is wonderful to see that support right throughout the Invictus Games. Congratulations.>>A lovely chat that. Thank you and thank you to Dorian Gardner of the United States. As Amany Abdel Rahman of Jordan is about to receive her gold medal for victory in the wheelchair class women’s 100.>>The Medals will be will be presented by the minister nor sport, local government and decentralisation. , Bridgette McKenzie. Gold medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Jordan, Amany Adbel Rahman. (APPLAUSE)>>We’ll Come and give you the medal. You don’t have to move. No, that’s a sweet moment, Amany Adbel Rahman thinking that she had to push her way to the medal presenters. Indeed, they come to her. Give her the gold medal and she proudly flies the flag of Jordan at Invictus Games Sydney 2018. (APPLAUSE) Nice to see that her country woman and only other competitor comes and shares the moment with her. Back to the start of the home straight for the hundreds. This is a very deep class, the IT7. Ganfield, McClellan, Page, Vlahos, Joosten, Broughill, Broughill and Dillard will run for the medals. This is the open category for those with mental health or chronic health problems, hearing impairment and other minor physical injuries. So Kelly Ganfield will run with a guide runner. We saw Mikhael in the morning session. Those two will run with each other. Alexandra McClellan of the United Kingdom. (APPLAUSE)>>Joyce Van den Waardenburg of the Netherlands is not there. Francesca Rocca was due to run in lane 4 but she’s a scratching as well so, two vacant lanes before Dawn Page. Keen and ready to looked good in the heats. — keen and ready to go. Looked good in the heats. representing Australia, Joosten.>>She’s Got a foot issue but has already won a couple of gold ales, Joosten, in the 200 and long — gold medals, Heidi Joosten, in the 200 and long jump. Below below — Marion Blot, free from the outside. — three from the outside. Come on! Get behind the low says Vanessa.>>Bronze In the long jump for Vanessa.>>Dillard To run on the outside. So Ganfield to run with a guide runner from the inside. McClellan, also of the UK. Joosten on screen has already picked up two gold medals. Inside of her is Vlahos and then also Page of the USA in lane 5. Blot, of France, Broughill of Australia, Dillard of the United States as this person ensures the hands are in the right place for the UK visually impaired runner Ganfield. Great display on the lane here. IT7 open class. Break there from Vlahos.>>Little Bit excited at the gun.>>You Could hear the starter, not going to call a false start on la ANNOUNCER: — Vlahos.>>ANNOUNCER: From the official, no false start. They’ll restart and go again.>>23 -Year-old from the army, recent — originally from Western Australia, now from Brisbane, a little unsteady there, Alexia Vlahos. But given another chance to get herself set.>>Few Notes on their leg there. “Go fast” Amongst other things.>>Page Of the US with a qualifying time of 14.91 seconds. Joosten’s qualifying was fastest at 14.29. ANNOUNCER: Set.>>Joosten Gets away really well for Australia. Page also got out well from the United States. Blot trying to keep up with them. Joosten going for a third medal. Can she hold on? Page doing her breast. Vlahos looking for a medal. Joosten, Page Vlahos, one, two, three in that order and three gold medals for Heidi Joosten of Australia! In a moonboot in the weeks leading into Invictus Games Sydney 2018. But now a third gold medal for her! ANNOUNCER: No problems there for the Australian, Heidi Joosten takes gold on the track and a swag of medals from her Invictus Games 2018 haul here in Sydney.>>time No, as yet but let’s look at them.>>What A start by Joosten. Blot as well doing really well. Page on the inside. Athlete from the USA. Heidi Joosten. What a week she’s had here at the track. She can run, she can jump. She’s all done it with an injury.>>She Looks certainly, form wise, to have done a fair bit of training but no matter what type of shape you’re in, if you get an injury in the lead in, it’s a major mental hurdle to overcome let alone the physical hurdle, Brad. You know that from your experience in Rio. Here are the official times from the IT7100. Joosten, 14. 37, Page 14.75, Vlahos, 14.84. The medallists for the open class IT7, 100m, third gold for Joosten of the hosts.>>Only Last week I think she was in a moonboot, unable to run. And she’s able to come out here to these Invictus Games and do what she’s done, absolutely incredible.>>Another Medal ceremony for Graves-Wake of the United States. ANNOUNCER: The medals will be responsible by the Queensland Minister for Housing and public works, minister for digital technology and minister for sports. Bronze medallist, representing the United Kingdom, Naomi Adie. (APPLAUSE)>>a Ed, ensuring it wasn’t a USA one, two, three. There were a couple of other Americans in the race but Adie gets the bronze medal for the United Kingdom. silver medallist, representing the United States of America, Brandi Evans.>>Sneaky Wink there from Brandi Evans. Real bond between this group who have completed — competed in so many competitions together on the track, cycling, rowing as well. ANNOUNCER: Gold medallist — gold medallist and Invictus Games 2018 Sydney, representing the United States of America, Gabriel Graves-Wake. (APPLAUSE)>>She’s Been to Invictus before, and wanted to improve. Well, she’s got a swag of medals to take home. If she needs it to prove her improvement to herself. I don’t think she does because she knows how far she’s come, but she has been one of the outstanding competitors of these Invictus Games in Sydney. Yet again Gabriel Graves-Wake has a gold medal hung around her neck. ANNOUNCER: We celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists. (APPLAUSE) I am Invictus, I am tame master of my own fate, all of those lines we have seen throughout the week, Brad.>>It’s All for those people there, our servicemen and women, absolutely amazing what they’ve done for each country.>>Let’s go back down to New Year’s Eve because Brandi Evans has had a huge cam — Neeve because Evans has had a big campaign. Let’s learn about her.>>Evans And your new friend from the United Kingdom aside how. — you. How special is that moment?>>It’s Very special. I have two great friends, both nay owe one from Canada, one from the UK. She did it all herself this time. I can’t be more excited to stand next to her on that podium, you know.>>How Special are those relationships that develop throughout the Invictus Games?>>I Have met some very amazing athletes and friends through the years, many from Australia here. We haven’t seen them since last year, I mean, it’s just great. And just to know what you did together and what you accomplished, it gets you so much further than the medal alone. The friendship will last longer than the medal.>>Is That one of the major things you’ll take from your time in Sydney?>>Absolutely, I’m taking nay with me.>>What About team USA. It seems a special bond in in group.>>Every Time we do the Warrior Games or Invictus Games, it seems it’s a reunion. There’s so many good friends. It’s like we’re family. It doesn’t matter the branch of service, you forms bonds and relationship that is last a lifetime.>>It Has been great to watch you compete. Well done.>>Thank You so much.>>Retired Army sergeant Evans, now living in Texas, originally from Denver, Colorado, helping out her fellow competitors to get through the competition and what a way to make lasting friendships.>>Still A few more events to come on the track. Don’t go anywhere. We have the relays as well as a couple of 400m events and a little bit of a lull on the track in the last half hour or so. Brad r you ready for a big finish?>>I Think not only am I but I think you are, but also the crowd. Looking at some of the names for the 400 coming up, there’s a few familiar names. Like Heidi Joosten, we just seen then. She’s going again in the 400 as well as many of those she just competed against. As well as another Australian, Stix Parker. Will also be in the 400 as well. That’s all to come later tonight. Ity think there to be some great competition here — there’s going to be some great competition here remaining.>>Heidi Joosten is about to receive her third gold medal from the 100m just a short time ago. Crowds have been great. Not only here at the track and field but the noise in the stands at the swimming, the team sports, wheelchair rugby, basketball, going as we speak. Certainly the sitting volleyball is great as well as here come our three medallists from the IT7 open class 100m, Alexia Vlahos of Australia, Dawn Page and Heidi Joosten claiming her third gold medal of the meet and she’s got more potentially to come. ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the — ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony from the women’s IT7, 100m. The medals will be presented by Gordon Ramsay, ACT Attorney-General, ACT minister for seniors and veterans. Bronze medallist, representing Australia, Alexia Vlahos. (APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: Silver medallist, representing the United States of America, Dawn Page. (APPLAUSE) gold medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Australia, Heidi Joosten. (APPLAUSE)>>She Stopped the clock at 14. 37 seconds. She’s got plenty of support in the stands. And delighted to — I’m delighted to see Heidi Joosten claim her third gold medal. An let – the 1 00, 200 and long jump for Heidi Joosten. And the emotion of Page but particularly Vlahos as well, wonderful to see how much it means to these competitors.>>Can’t Spend too much time out there though. Will need to go back and warm up for the 400 later tonight and the relay, maybe.>>Interestingly, got the relay list here. Heidi Joosten will be competing for Team unconquered including a UK runner in the women’s relay. There’s a US Team, UK team and an unconquered team which we’ll get to in about 45 minutes. That list has just come through. UK to be represented by Kelly Ganfield, Debbie owe Connell. US, Stephanie John don, Linn Aubrey Dillard, Dawn Page and Gabriel Graves-Wake. Unconquered team, Heidi Joosten, Carrie-Anne Bishop, Alexia Vlahos and McCaw Mick. A couple of the medallists we just saw there teaming up in a blended team for Team unconquered in the relay.>>the With names you just mentioned it sounds like the last leg will be a wheelchair leg as well.>>Very Well picked up, Brad. That’s the nature of the mixed 4 x 100m relay.>>That’s Going to be very interesting to watch I think. How they make the change from a runner to a wheelchair. Let’s get back down to our reporter.>>Congratulations. When you won your gold medal, the crowd here absolutely cheered. How did that make you feel?>>Absolutely. It’s amazing feeling. I feel so happy but at the same time I feel sad because I was competing with another lady from the same country but — same country but absolutely I feel happy.>>How Important are those friendships?>>We Both friends and we representing one country. This is one of our important things make you absolutely sad or happy. Happy.>>We Have loved watching you compete. It’s made us very happy as well. Congratulations.>>Thank You, thank you. I’m so happy, so happy. Me, too. Thank you.>>Well Done, and thank you once again. We really do appreciate all of the competitors. It’s quite daunting to speak in front of a camera when you know that you are speaking in a language other than that of the native tongue here in Australia, so thank you to our interpreters, thank you to our competitors and our reporter as well doing a great job ensuring that we get the stories of all nations here. Two Aussies there sharing a moment or two. Heidi has some more racing to do. But she’s got a few hugs to give first. We’re about to sit some more action in the 400, Brad.>>I Don’t know how they can do this. It’s been such a long program. To go one more lap, absolutely outstanding. Many familiar names.>>The IT1 class is for below knee amputees. Or dysfunction of similar nature. Atgie, Carlton, Ducrocq — is a scratching. Ranchin, Rouffet, Seekel and Stix Parker for Australia, he’s back and Laurentiu Serban. He’ll run from the outside lane, lane 8. Looking for that elusive gold medal to the track. He’s been close. Has he got 400 in him? He looks energetic. And that’s half the question here. Who’s got the energy left?>>Awesome Mix of speed and speed endurance 400m. We have said it many times already, but the amount of lactic acid that will be pumping through these competitors as they’re coming around the final bend down the home straight will want to make them stop but the pure determination, desperation and also resilience that obviously every come here at the Invictus Games has in buckets, it will be interesting to see who can hold on that little bit more and make it first past the post. Romanian runs second from the outside in lane eight. These outside lanes – well, always a mix of delight and advantage. Depends on your tactic. If you want to run your own race and you can put the blinkers on in the outside lanes you might break a world record like in the Rio Olympics from the outside lane. Or if you’re someone who wants to measure your 400 against the others it’s a disadvantage.>>From What we have seen so far at the athletics track, who doo you think has the legs here?>>It’s A really good question. I think this is Stix Parker’s moment. Even know he’s got to run in the outside lane, I think it might be an advantage for him.>>Runner On the inside has shown great form on the track.>>And We have a mix of braiders and those on natural legs albeit with dysfunction in those lower limbs. Who do you reckon?>>Well, look, it’s hard to go past packs Stix Parker.>>He ‘Ll be in front for a long way because of advantage of the stagger and I wonder if the crowd will help him home. Ducrocq and Seekel as well.>>You’ve Stood on the fence. I think the Aussie can do it. How about you?>>I’m Going with Ducrocq in lane 4 from France.>>OK. ANNOUNCER: On your markings.>>We’ll Find out in 400m time. There’s Ducrocq. Brad Scott’s pick, he runs in lane 4, Seekel on the inside. Rouffet, Atgie, Carlton, Serban and Parker. The IT1, 400m. Seekel got away really well in lane 1. Quickly up towards Rouffet on his outside. Then Atgie and Ducrocq. No lane 5, and Carlton, Serban and Parker. In the outside lane, very, very focused on his form. Has runs down the back straight. As expected, because of the advantage of the stagger, he’s going quite well out in front. Ducrocq is running a pretty good race in the middle of the track. With 200 to go, Parker’s thinking, “When are they coming? When are they coming?” The Australian trying to run to a gold medal. He knows they’re about to try and chase him down in the home straight but Parker’s going to have a bit of a lead. Can his form hold on? He’s got 100 to go, and Seekel’s coming through on the inside. Parker, 50 to go. He’s straining. He’s giving it his all. Seekel’s not going to get there. Go for it, Parker! This gold medal is yours! He’s going to just survive the 400 and get there. Seekel delighted with the silver medal. And Ducrocq gets the bronze. We have lost a competitor halfway down the straight. He’s up and OK.>>That Is Ducrocq.>>It Was Ducrocq. My apologies. Rouffet — a Frenchman gets bronze. Ducrocq is across the line. He’s OK, the four French men embrace. Running scared in the outside lane, Stix Parker gets the gold and the camaraderie again, spilling forth as we get to the back end of the track and field campaign.>>The Australian got up in front of his home crowd!>>The Unconquered share a moment. Standing ovation from many in the crowd tonight. What a spectacle that race was. It’s a long way. Particularly when you’re running all by yourself in that outside lane and you dare not look over your left shoulder.>>You Could see with 200 to go he was taking in the oxygen, pumping the arm willings. He was floundering with 30 to go, but held on, just made it past the line. He’d be a very proud man after what he has already done on the track today. Looking at the start, Stix Parker got out fast. As well as did Ducrocq from France on the inside. One thing Parker did very well, hold his form all the way through. You could see Seekel on the inside trying to make line. But Daniel Parker through the line first. Seekel getting the silver.>>I Was a little confused because I did see Ducrocq in third the last time he was in shot but then it was a man in an outer lane coming through and unfortunately we saw the early stages of the stumble from Ducrocq. Luckily he had a fellow Frenchman to pick him up and help him across the line. He’s OK.>>You Called it, too. You said the outside running scared. No-one who was inside a stadium on that magic night in Rio will ever discount the man in the outside lane in the 400 ever again. I was lucky fluff to see that amazing performance from the South African the same night Usain Bolt won the 100 as well, it must be said. It was an unbelievable half hour of sport. They went back-to-back, and then followed by the men’s 100. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better half hour of sport in my life. But here we are celebrating the Invictus Games. And – oh, what is a crowd singalong unless Neil Diamond gets a run?>>But How is that for a race to really bring the energy back up at these Invictus Games?>>It Hasn’t been the most jam-packed program on the track tonight it must be said but it’s given the crowd a chance to do some celebrity botting with David Beckham in the house, enjoy each for its merits. All Invictus competitors are winners but Nes is number one! Parker of Australia wins, breaking the minute, 58.86 ahead of Seekel of the United States and Ranchin of France takes the bronze medal following the men’s IT1 below knee amp or similar impairment class over the 400m. We’ll leave Neil Diamond there for a moment, echoes in the background as we look to the infield for the continuation of the IF4 shot put. Let’s go to the data and see if we can bring everyone up-to-date. Second throw for Jaime Garza, 14.24 his first throw, currently in second place. The leader is Rob Hufford. 14.47. The best throw from him. Sten of Australia, 13.9, into the second round of throws here. Six throws here. Here’s Tony Sten of Australia. First throw, 13.9, a pretty good opener for him. — 13.89, a pretty good are good opener for him, third place after the first round of throws. 40-year-old from northern New South Wales who now lives in Brisbane. That’s a good throw. Looks quite adept. Handed out. Get the measure for you when it comes to hand. That’s one way to pump up, Oleksandr Bielobokov of the Ukraine, just under 13m with his first flow. — throw. Pumped into action. Sten’s previous throw was 13.71 so it doesn’t better his opening 13.89. Beale, 12.98 first up. Second-round throw. Oh, he gave every intention that this was going to be one that counts! From the slap on the shoulders to the grunt on release, be interesting to see how this measure plays out for the big Ukrainian. Oleksandr Bielobokov. 14.00 is the call from the infield. That puts him into third place. What about this for a warm-up, Brad?>>In Throwing events it’s quite common to see a little bit of a slap by the athlete or by a supporter as you can see there. Just one way to get the adrenalin pumping. I like to slap the quads and the hammies just before a race, always got me firing.>>Rob Hufford, first round, 14.47. He’s our leader. Oh, yes!>>I Think they heard that in Melbourne, mate. That was quite vocal.>>– Is it better than his first round of 14.471234>>–?>>He Thinks so.>>If The reaction is anything to go by… Medal ceremony to come. See if I can get that distance for you before we get proceedings here. ANNOUNCER: The medal ceremony for the women’s IM 4 discus.>>14. A 52 no wonder he was happy, extended his lead.>>ANNOUNCER: The medals will be presented by David Beckham, Invictus Games ambassador 2018.>>He’s — it’s Becks, in Sydney. ANNOUNCER: Bronze medallist, representing the Netherlands, Joyce van den Waardenburg. Best throw 27.71m for Joyce van den Waardenburg of the Netherlands. And a couple of Aussies — Aussies are about to experience a story that they’ll retell thousands of times. ANNOUNCER: Representing Australia, Vanessa Broughill. (APPLAUSE)>>Great To see young members of families joining mum on the dais, Broughill with a best throw of 28.16m. A silver medal for the Aussie. (APPLAUSE) A delightful exchange. I think Vanessa Broughill just thanking Becks for coming. ANNOUNCER: Gold medallist and Invictus Games 2018 champion, representing Australia, Brigid Baker! (APPLAUSE)>>34 .59m for Baker. She was a dominant winner. More than 6m clear, and the silver medallist… She doesn’t seem starstruck at all. Been among stars all week.>>No Disrepresent — disrespect to any of the other medal presenters, that man would be the favourite of mine here.>>Baker, Broughill, Joyce van den Waardenburg. Gold, silver, bronze in the women’s discus IF4 category. They’ll always tell the story of the day that David Beckham came to the Invictus Games in Sydney and “Gave me my medal for my efforts”.>>How About the kids, they would love that experience, too.>>I Don’t know. I don’t reckon they’d know who David Beckham S they’d get told. “You know who you got to meet tonight? David Beckham. “>>Dad Will be going, “Why wasn’t I there? Why didn’t you take me down?” As the kids get older they’ll understand but I think they’re too young to understand what’s really happened to mum.>>Oh, I’m jealous.>>I Know if I told my 9-year-old or 7-year-old that I have just had a run in, a ran moment, with David Beckham, they wouldn’t really understand, so I doubt the kids would understand who are there. I’m sure Brigid Baker understands, though. She’s with me. — Nee e.>>Congratulations, what a moment and time to throw a personal best.>>Oh Wow, I’m over the moon, really happy. I’m speechless.>>What About when you saw David Beckham come out to make the medal presentation, how did you feel then?>>Oh, my goodness. I was in disbelief, honestly, I saw him walk in the room and thought, and then I thought, “I don’t know. He’s going to come out? This is awesome! How awesome is this?” Yeah, it’s fantastic.>>Do You think it’s a story you’ll be able to do justice in the retelling?>>I Don’t think so, no.>>You Had your team captain here, in tears earlier with your throw. How special is this Australian Invictus team?>>The Guys and girls of this team has been absolutely phenomenal. The highs, the lows, everything that we have been — through we have been through it together and everyone has been so wonderfully supportive of one another. We really have grown into a fantastic family and I really do hope that we get to continue and move through our journeys together. It’s been awesome.>>I Hope so, too. Well done.>>Thank You.>>Thank You. Lovely to hear from both of you down there again. The 400m that we saw a short time ago, the IT1 lower limb impairment class… the medals will be presented by the Honourable David Elliott, New South Wales minister for counter-terrorism, minister for corrections and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs. bronze medallist, representing — bronze medallist, representing — ANNOUNCER: Bronze medallist, representing France, Mickael Ranchin. (APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: Silverist — silver medallist, representing the United States of America, Ben Seekel. (APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: Gold medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2008 champion, representing Australia, Stix Parker. (APPLAUSE)>>He Has competed so well in the last couple of days. Now gets his golden moment. The man that made a wooden pen for His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, was able to present it to him at an earlier visit in the lead-up to the Invictus Games and now he gets to stand on the top step of the podium! Well — well done, Stix Parker, running scared in the outside lane. He kept his form and wins the gold. (APPLAUSE) Heidi there to share the moment with him. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely to see that continued camaraderie. We keep saying it, but it keeps happening. Now the final of the men’s 400m, the IT7 classes, for those with mental health and chronic health conditions, other impairments or minor physical injuries. Norman from the US will run from the inside lane. Al Mahakim, Guinn, Hamza and other. Seven to go. IT7.>>Association Vasyl Omelchenko would have to be the favourite going into this after the heats yesterday. Or was it earlier this morning?>>They Have blended together haven’t they, the sessions. He went 54.01. Brutally quick time. Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim, also 55.17 and Ergo Mets from Estonia, 55.99 we shall the quickest going through. Now you mention that, it was yesterday. And I remember thinking from the heats, “Can’t wait to this final.” Because Al Mahakim and Omelchenko were really impressive and they set themselves apart from the rest of the field in their heats and I think I remember at the time thinking this is going to be a 2-man walk. This was going to be a 2-man battle to claim the gold medal. Al Mahakim, I reckon, along with Omelchenko. So these two, running next to each other in the middle lanes. This is going to be good.>>After Such a long program, it’s who’s recovered the best, who can give it everything over this last lap of competition. Hinett will run second from the inside because the first two lanes are vacant. Doug Norman, the closest to the inside, albeit running in lane 2. — 3. Two from the United States. Two from Ukraine. Representatives from Jordan, Estonia and Romania as well. Vasyl Omelchenko was the quickest in the heats. Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim wasn’t far behind him. So look for two men in the middle of the track or you never know, Brad, we could be surprised. The IT7, 400m promises to be an excellent final. Could there be any more surprises, though, after what we have seen?>>Don’t Discount it. You just never know. Norman away well from the inside. Then Hinett and first of the yellow jackets there, or the yellow singlets is Omelchenko and Al Mahakim has gone out fast. Straight past Mets. Along with Shynkaruk and Hamza. Down the back straight, Al Mahakim going hard. Looks like Omelchenko has done well to keep on the back of him as they hit the 200m turn. We have the head to head battle that we thought we might. Omelchenko of Ukraine is trying to run down Al Mahakim of Jordan. There’ll be one legal of a roar as they come to the home straight, neck and neck. Omelchenko’s form looks a little better from the advantage of the stagger he’ll take the lead into the home straight. It is the Ukrainian who has the better form down the last 50. Vasyl Omelchenko, he’s extending away. Al Mahakim spent too many pennies early. Omelchenko gets to the line and wins it! Ahead of Mets who meat Al Mahakim for the silver medal — who beat Al Mahakim for the silver. Al Mahakim gave it a massive go early but he spent his petrol. There’s Mets, great run from him to claim the silver medal. Vasyl Omelchenko, from Ukraine, is too good.>>Far Too good. Time under 54 seconds, so quicker than the heat for him there. Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim started off so strong but just found it a little too far towards the end of that race. And Ergo Mets came home like a train to win the silver. Obviously the strain of a heavy program has taken its toll. He’s been great, Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim, and all power to him. Probably realised that he was starting to run out of juice but gave his best efforts. Knowing the fast man was inside he couldn’t let him past. He wanted to make sure that he started strong, and that he did. The first 200 was absolutely flying. Hinett did well to finish fourth. We’ve seen him win a medal in the 1500 earlier today. But if you look at the times, Vasyl Omelchenko, 53.44. What a time.>>Mets 55.57. For the silver medal and Al Mahakim, 56.02. Vasyl Omelchenko, gold medallist in the IT7, 400m. All power to the Jordanian for giving us three quarters of the battle that — that we expected. It may have cost him a silver in the end but look at him here, Al Mahakim. The advantage of the stagger he probably led for the first 280m, the Jordanian, I reckon, but a very well measured race from Omelchenko. He had plenty left to go — left with 50 to go.>>Very Strong but look at Mets coming home. Holding his form. Al Mahakim, just a little too far. 380m, he would have had the silver. Look at the pumping of the arms, love it!>>He Knows it. That was a very well-controlled 400m. Control. So often a word that we talk about in this really tough test, the one-lap 400.>>But Is it almost cruel to have a 400 at the end of a program after all that these competitors have already done?>>Well, you tell me.>>It Doesn’t even look like he’s that tired.>>Yeah, he looks OK, but I get the point you’re raising. Getting closer to the relays. We’ve got a women’s 400m for the IT7 coming up. Heidi Joosten of Australia going for a fourth gold medal. She’ll run from the inside. Alexandra McClellan of the UK, Dawn Page of the US, Marion Blot of France, Francesca Rocca of France, Dillard of the US, Abbie Kasparis of the UK, Crew of can and da and another from the US. A strong field for the mental and chronic health condition, hearing impairment and other injuries over the 400. Megan from the United States up near the terraces, with the fans to run from the outside lane. What a big program it has been for a number of these athletes. Now, as you say, the lactic acid test. One-lap pain that is the 400. It might be a good thing they’ve left this to last because you can give it everything you have. It does expend so much energy this race, the 400. We’re missing a couple. Rhonda Crew hasn’t fronted. Abbie Kasparis hasn’t fronted. So scratch 7 and 8. We move to lane 7, Linn Aubrey Dillard of the United States. Yep. Let’s give it a go. Two French women to run in the middle of the track together. Rocca in lane 5. Marion Blot in lane 4. Dawn Page has been ultra competitive throughout her heavy program as well. Probably a better lane draw for her than for Joosten. Lane 3.>>Yeah, lane 3 is a much better lane, quite tight inside. But we have seen the most amazing things from both the inside and outside of the track over the last couple of days. We have seen this lady do so many great things, in the shorter distances. Can she make it around for 400?>>What Has she got left? What have all these competitors got left? A reminder, she moved out of the moonboot only a week ago before these Invictus Games, and has already won three gold medals on the track. Two on the track, one in the long jump, to be precise.>>Yes,. ANNOUNCER: On your marks.>>I Get your point, Brad.>>What Do they have left?>>It’s A good question. Joosten of Australia to run from the inside. Starter likes them and Joosten away up to the shoulder of McClellan, lane 2. Page of the US. Blot France, Rocca started well, past Dillard and out in lane 9, Palko of the US has started well. A very fine start for Rocca of France, running down the back straight. Good form with 250m to run. Joosten is a long way back. She will be advantaged by the stagger on the inside. I get the sense she’s got a lot of work to do not last 200m of the race. What does Rocca have left? Hits 200m. Looks like she’s fading a little. They’re about to stampede on top of her with 150m to go. But the French woman is holding her form. About to swing home, Joosten running up on the inside for Australia. It looks like the local’s going to hit the lead with the advantage of the stagger and 100m to go. It’s Joosten on the inside. A slight leader over Rocca of France. It’s been a huge ask Heidi Joosten and she’s answered every question! Three gold medals on the track, one in the long jump. What a performance! Joosten wins another gold, Rocca takes the silver for France. And the bronze medal taken by Page of the US. That was a really cool and calm performance, running in lane 1. Heidi Joosten had to back herself, seeing Rocca surge away to a big lead down the back straight. Here’s the roar for Alexandra McClellan who’s going to be the last of the group to complete the lap. Well done. And the first past the post hugs the last past the post, Invictus spirit in spades on this Friday night.>>Wow! What a last 100m. She made it. We asked the question, can she the one, two and four? She did. She’s leading off in a relay in a moment as well. Extraordinary! Wow! All credit to Rocca from France. Going out like she did. Had a massive lead here and coming around this last bend, the stagger worked in Joosten’s favour. Coming out in front as they straighten up. And her form, she held it the whole way through. Much credit to Rocca, for fighting it all the way to the line. But the lady that was in a moonboot only a week ago. She has done more running in the last two days than most do in a week. And really impressed us with the way she kept her form. That’s a really well-measured 400m and, yes, the last 20, she thought, “I’ve done it. I have done it!” Another gold medal. Rocca did a great job. Hung on for the silver. Really set up the race didn’t it? Oh, it did. We saw in the previous 400m a competitor flying out of the start. But to see it again there, what an amazing race. Joosten stops the clock 1 minute 07.6 to beat Rocca of France, Page of the US with the bronze. A really exciting IT7, 400m but another gold medal for the Australian Joosten. Medal ceremony for the men’s IT7, 400m. Omelchenko of Ukraine ahead of Mets of Estonia and Al Mahakim of Jordan. medal presented by head — the medal is presented by — ANNOUNCER: The medal is presented by a business leader. Bronze medallist, Hayel Kalaif Monazel Al Mahakim. (APPLAUSE)>>Another Medal for a big program. A bronze in the 400 for Al Mahakim. ANNOUNCER: Silver medallist, representing Estonia, Ergo Mets. (APPLAUSE) Great last 100 from Mets. Really well-measured 400m. Al Mahakim in front of him for the majority of the race but Mets ran his own race and gets a silver medal as a reward. And isn’t he happy? (APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: Gold medallist and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 champion, representing Ukraine, Vasyl Omelchenko. (APPLAUSE)>>Gave Us a taste of what was to come with a very well-run heat yesterday. When the medals were on the line, Omelchenko showed that it was no fluke. Had in front of him but he measured — had Al-Zwiri in — Al Mahakim in front of him but he measured the race beautifully to win gold. ANNOUNCER: Let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists! (APPLAUSE)>>Two Events to go on the track. Surely that’s enough. Surely we have seen enough amazing feats on the track. If they can keep running we’ll keep calling they keep throwing, if they keep jumping, we’ll keep calling but we are almost at the end of the program, Brad.>>I Don’t know how they have the energy. I’m almost running out of energy calling these races. I don’t know how these competitors are doing it. Do you think they will delay this next medal ceremony to ensure the ladies get to the line for this 4 x 100? The crowds are still here. They’re staying here until the end of the program.>>Just before we get to the relays. Parker spoke to Niamh.>>Congratulations. How tough was it from that outside lane? You ultimately led from start to finish?>>Yeah. It was really tough in lane 9. It is a tough race, the 400, but I was coached from the coach and I took his advice. I was running my own race.>>You just had a really special moment on the podium in front of a big crowd here at the?>>How special was that?>>Knowing my family were watching.>>Is there anything you’d like to say to your family?>>My kids back home. I’d like to say thank you and I love them and to my wife, thank you for their support.>>I bet they are looking forward to halving a look at that medal.>>Good on you. The flip-flops, the iconic Australian footwear.>>Thongs elsewhere, it means something else.>>But here in Australia, it means footwear that you wear to the beach or any other places. As many as you can get away with. A couple of relays to come. We will women the women 4×100 shortly. There is two teams with enough energy to get around. The UK and the USA. And then this last event. Are you ready for it? There is eight teams in a mixed 4×100 relay. I don’t know whether my brain can take it. At this stage we’ve got 8. Two un-Conered teams, the UK team, a team from the Netherlands and France. Save the best until last.>>Incredible.>>We have got a few medal ceremonies to come. DJ has gone quiet.>>Maybe he’s worn out as well.>>Look at the crowds.>>I recall last night…>>Don’t tempt me.>>Have you got strong connections?>>I will see what I can do.>>There is a short delay before we see more medals presented. It is for the recently completed had 400 test. Page, Rocca and in the ITC7 400.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medals ceremony for the women’s 400 meters IT7. The medals will be presented by the head of Business Awe surance in Australia. Representing the United States of America, Dawn Maria Page. (APPLAUSE) Silver medallist, representing France, Francesca Rocca. (APPLAUSE)>>She really set up the race with that bold race plan out in the middle of the track. Led to the home turn. Gold Medallist and representing Australia, Heidi Joosten.>>The 100, the 200 and the long jump. She lives in the North Queensland, in the stronghold of Townsville. Congratulations, Heidi Joosten of Australia.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Invictus Games Sydney 2018 medallists.>>That’s as North Queensland as you get, that big hat. I’m sure that’s one of Heidi’s team there. We saw him celebrating with her and the broad brimmed hat. Iconic worldwide for those in certainly areas of wide expanse and certainly where Heidi currently lives in Townsville in North Queensland. We see a lot of those hats around there.>>I don’t think it would look out of place on your head.>>Any hat is required.>>I reckon you’ve got a nice shaped head for a hat like that, you haven’t got any hair, I think it would be suitable.>>We’re getting a little bit personal. Let’s get to the relays. Thank you, you’re oh so kind.>>That was a compliment.>>Request that’s your way of thanking me for calling your races.>>Beijing and London were better than Rio.>>It is great to share some time on the microphone with you. Those who get to broadcast, the one story you want to hear is what does the competitor say when they play back the tape from the race call? So, it is the best compliment, we, as broadcasters, can get and that’s the great responsibility that we’ve had over the last couple of days.>>Most definitely. The experience of being out there and competing is one you wish everyone could have, but able to long alongside yourself, who has been iconic in calling so many events throughout history is a privilege, mate.>>Don’t make me cry! We’ve got two to go. We’ve got no tears left. I can’t wait for these relays. Now, here is a dramatic twist. I was telling you a moment ago that we were going to have two teams in the 4 by 100 meter relay. We thought the unconquered teams wasn’t going to make it to the start. There maybe a late entry. So for the UK, Kelly Ganfield and Debbie O’Connell to run the back straight. For the United States Stephanie Johnson to start. Dawn Page the bend. And Graves-Waite will push the home straight. This is a unique part of this relay. To see a wheelchair athlete.>>I’m seeing, just looking at them setting up. They are using a baton. So the transfer from a runner to a wheelchair athlete with the baton in hand.>>Surely that won’t be happening. They’ve got, obviously they’ve got…>>Usually it is a tap on the shoulder or a tap on the hand.>>Surely they won’t expect the baton to go into the hand of a wheelchair athlete who has got to use both hands to push the rim of their chairs to get home.>>We will have to wait and see.>>What are they going to do, put it in their lap?>>I have no idea.>>That’s the great drama of it.>>Tuck it under their arm as they’re pushing?>>Maybe most of those chairs have got a little pouch at the back. Maybe just leave it in the pouch.>>I wonder if the competitor that’s running into wheelchair will have their own lane and they will be running alongside and there will be an interchange like a tap as you can see in the guy’s hand, he has the gold baton. It does look like they’re using batons.>>We’ll all learn.>>You think of the speed that a runner will be coming around the bend with compared to a wheelchair athlete starting their race. We know the acceleration is different. So I wonder how this change is actually going to happen?>>It does change from race to race. I remember broadcasting a relay in Beijing and we didn’t know whether the baton did have to or didn’t have to get around. We have only got two here.>>The race you’re talking about here was the amputee race.>>Yes, it was.>>There was a Brazilian entered in the race who had no arms. He was a dual amputee and so, when they realised they couldn’t hand him the baton, they decided there would be no batons, that it would be a tap and if I’m not mistaken, Australia won the bronze.>>Yes, they did. Yes, they did. For the life of me, I can’t remember who won the race. You were there, you look like you have a better memory of that one.>>Well, the reason I won that race there was a gentleman who was a thrower for the Australian team. His nickname was Toast.>>His nickname was one of the best in Australian sport at the time. Paul’s nickname was Toast. I remember that part.>>But he never ran a race in his life and Australia needed to fill in the slot because one of their previous runners had to pull out.>>He ran.>>He didn’t have any running spikes. Guess whose running, he had a prosthetic leg. So he had one spike to wear. He didn’t have any running spikes so he borrowed my spikes.>>A cool story, Brad.>>We’ll end it later, but yeah.>>We wait to see if they need to get the baton all the way around here which is the general requirement of the relay, but the UK and the US will battle it out. This is going to be some experience. If you’ve stuck around with us, we really appreciate your support because these two relays, the relays are always a great way to end a program be it in the pool or on the track and we’re going to get something different here. We’ve learnt so much in so many aspects, but the peculiarity for those who love watching relays on the track, we’re going to get another bit of an experience here. It will be Johnson to start for the USA handing to Dil ard and Page and graves-Waite. It is great to see a team event like a relay finishing it off where they can do it together. Regardless of result, they’re hand-in-hand with their compatriot.>>I love this, here we have a visually impaired athlete on the inside running against a runner with a prosthetic lower limb. Just get them out there and compete. It is all about the spirit of competition. We have been speaking about that all week, but I doubt we had a better example of it in one race than what we’ve got right here. Just get on the blocks. Give it your best. Run for your country. All power to the eight of you, we’ll make it nine with the guide runner as well. It will be the UK on the inner part of the track and US on the outer.>>Just getting set in the blocks.>>I hope the baton gets around for both. You can hear the anticipation now after a little delay. We’ll get to the second last race. Gan field gets away well. So does — Ganfield gets away as well. Kelly looking fantastic through the first 100. Johnson keeping her legs pumping. The hand-over was a little bit dicey, but O’Connell has got it down the back straight for the UK. So too are Dillard for the United States. I think that’s Page. They have made a change there. O’Connell for the UK hands it over. It was Page running the back straight and now Dillard running the bend. Dillard to put the US back in front. The. They are pushing the home straight. Now Graves-Waite is surging down on the rim and she is going to push the US to victory.>>She is going to anchor her team. She was set up by her teammates. I’ll never forget that and those that were here to see it won’t forget either.>>What an exciting race. We were wondering how the last change was going to happen and they used the baton to tap him on the back.>>Very, very, cool. Let’s have another look at it. Here we go. Tap on the back from Dillard and off you go. A pat on the back from ma.>>What a finish by Graves-Waite. She had a crazy week at the Invictus Games. You don’t see that often.>>Well, you stand and applaud. We have been talking about how lucky we have been to experience a similar type of meet as this. We have never seen that before. The US 1:08:71 and the UK 1:13:23.>>Having a multi-task relay or something like that. Because that was an awesome spectacle.>>We have seen combined class relays just to ensure you get competitors to the line. A lot of the teams don’t have the depth be in a particular class to have four runners to run the 100. It has been quite the fixture. It has caused a little bit of conversation as to whether it is really fair because some teams had more able runners than the others, but well, after that, and look at these teammates, the sharing, the love for each other and competitors alike, there is something in that, isn’t there?>>There is. There is. Very unique. A great experience and I’m so glad I’m here to witness it tonight and I’m sure everyone in the stadium is. I just love the cross class mixed relay. That was brilliant. We’ve got one relay to come. As I have it, there are going to be eight teams at this stage.>>Wow.>>There could be late adjustments. We’re ready to react should that be the case, but as they still talk through the previous event, three unconquered, sorry two unconquered combinations for the men’s 4×100 relay. There is a few athletes starting to mill around as well. We’re about to be inundated. They are taking their blocks and positions don’t the back straight as well. Australia there as well. Hugging new mates.>>They might have won medals, but that’s more important. Look at the emotion.>>There is emotion everywhere.>>You have won six gold medals across the meet. How do you rate that one?>>This one. Oh, this is the best one. This was the one where we were a team. It is not about me. It’s about this one that closed when the UK got away and this one that slapped me telling me it is time to go and this one that has the killer speech.>>You have been praised by Gabby since you finished.>>This is my first Invictus. Gabby has been here 15,000 times and let us know that we can do anything we can set our minds to. This was the icing on the cake.>>Stefan, Gabbi told you could do it and you led the team out, what was that like?>>I was really nervous. I really wanted this relay so we had to get it done.>>You will finish your Invictus Games meet with a gold medal. What’s the experience been like for you?>>It has been amazing to represent Team US and the lovely women, this is so much fun to do this race and to win this race in Australia.>>The crowd loved it. Ladies, congratulations.>>Well done. The relay for men. The un-Kongered team to run from the inside. Lane three is the UK. Lane 5 the Netherlands. A mix of UK and USA there in lane 6. Lane 7 for Australia, lane 8 for France. Lane 9 for Poland. Model will start for Australia. And then to Nathan Parker. The mixed team under the banner of un-Conered in lane 6. Carlton. The orange of the Dutch runs from lane 5. In lane three for the United States. It is a late change for the USA. Team Counsel conquered in the inside lane starts with Andrews of Canada. I had him running the bend. So it is Andrews and.>>A Canadian French mix in lane 2 there. It will be great to see that Unconquered team. Who is going to win this?>>I just hope the baton gets around for them all. This has been a wonderful experience. The fourth Invictus Games and the track and field program has been wonderful. Matt Model is going to lead out for Australia. The blend of unconquered in 3. The Netherlands 5. The blend of unconquered in 6. Poland 9. Matt Model with a really good start. He has Nathan Parker waiting for him. Lee Harvey for the United States is running really well down the back straight as well. But Parker who won the gold medal in the 400 earlier, that’s Stix and now the UK coming along well on the inside. It looks like it is going to be Australia and the United Kingdom to battle down the home straight. It is the dual gold medal. It is going to belong to the Australians! The United Kingdom gets the silver medal and France takes the bronze. What a crescendo for the wonderful hosts here in Sydney. Everyone is happy, particularly the Aussies. Everyone looks like they’re home safely. And well may the locals celebrate after a wonderful, wonderful Invictus Games. Australia wins the last event on the track. You beauty!>>I don’t know what to say. What a way to end the Invictus Games here at Sydney Olympic Park at the athletics track. So many golden moments. Emotion pouring out everywhere. Forget the exhaustion for a moment. How about the last 100 meters?>>He had to chase that Australian. Didn’t he chase hard. It is great to see. Mixed classification. Mixed gender. Who cares? You’re out there with your national colours on and giving it a crack.>>Well, what a way to end it. I know I said that already, but I have no other words. Look at everyone on the track. There are so many competitors, support staff, out here on the track being a part of the emotion of this relay. There they are the Australian quartet. Parker. Parker. Model and Yeomans. There is going to be one big party tonight in Sydney. We’ve still got a day of competition to go. Final results from our final event. A great relay. Australia 48:99. The United Kingdom takes the silver medal. France takes the bronze. USA fourth. Un-Kongered fifth and sixth and Holland and the Netherlands. Everyone got around. It was great to see. How good are mixed relays? Having different classifications all in the race together. Brilliant stuff. Brilliant stuff. That finish, the heart was racing. You could hear the crowd cheering. The host nation get the gold.>>We have got some medal ceremonies to get through. Another look at this. Action at every corner, but great start from Model and also the UK’s first leg was a strong one.>>Lee Harvey down the back straight.>>He was great. If not for that little bit of an advantage that Yeomans was given, I think he extended to be fair, but they didn’t let him get much away and then France, the jubilation of the runner from France coming across the line as well.>>Great technique. A relay always brings that little bit more out of you when you’re competing for your country or club and you can see what that meant. Even to the French.>>I think Australia won the race, but the French won the celebration! (LAUGHTER) That’s what it means. It is such an individual sport, but when you get to share a story with three other mates, you can’t replace it.>>Look at that. Down…>>Forget the people on the track, let’s bring them out and start presenting the medals. You’re not going to clear them. Why not? This is the medal ceremony for the IF5 discus throw. Representing the United States of America, Gabrielle Graves-Waite.>>She could maybe share with her compatriots as the US did well at the track. She came here with a goal of bettering herself and she definitely did that.>>Representing the United States of America, Brandi Evans.>>How often do we hear those two names on the medal ceremony here and on the track and the field? So many unable to serve due to their injury, but they crave the teamwork. They crave the unity. They crave the ability to stand in front of their national flag with pride. Hasn’t Lopes done all of those things in 50 star quality?>>I don’t think that family, I think that might be a few girls out of the crowd. It looks like Lopes is actually giving her medal to that young girl.>>Yes.>>It is not the first time that we have seen that at the athletes track. They’re still out there.>>50 years of age that man. From a very, very humble background Lee Harvey. He spent a bit of time on the NFL roster as well. He has been awesome. Now the medal ceremony we are about to see is for the wheelchair 100. Malcolm Rose has been upgraded to the gold medal. The judges decided to reclassify the Jordanian. If you remember the race if you weren’t with us, the Jordanian was very, very powerful. And it has been deemed that he is not eligible for this category so they have reallocated the medals and Malcolm Rose now takes the gold and Rodrigues the bronze.>>He got the better of Groves, but not to be in the 100. What a great Invictus Games he has had. So many medals here on the track.>>Representing the UK, Malcolm Rose.>>It was a silver. It is now a gold for Malcolm Rose of the UK.>>It is not all that uncommon, generally the classification will stick once it has been determined that there are times when teams will ask the question and that’s been the case here and hence the reshuffle to the medallists and the.>>He finally got that gold. Tried over the 2, the 4 and the 15. But in his last event, the 100, Rose gets the gold he desired.>>And now some of the big lads from the shot putt. They are next up to receive their medals. The United States take the gold. The IF4 category for the men’s shot put.>>The medals will be presented by the minister for recreation of and racing. — minister for recreation of sport and racing.>>Representing the United States of America, Jamie Gazza.>>His first throw was his best. And he claims the bronze medal for the USA. Representing Ukraine,.>>He was third in the standings until his last round throw of 14:38 got him ahead of Garza and into the silver medal position.>>Invictus Games champion, representing the United States of America. (APPLAUSE)>>The winning throw 15:52 for Rob Down the Call Me Lawrence ufford. He had a great performance in the powerlifting. A Crimewatch on his fore head when he leapt into his coach’s arms. A little story to tell and here the gold medal. Robert Hufford from the USA. American eagle and all.>>Are you still with me, Brad?>>Yeah, mate. I think we’ve still got two medal ceremonies to go.>>Three.>>Three?>>The shot put, plus the relays.>>So many medals.>>A big portion of the crowd has hung around to still recognise these competitors even though the competition has finished and everyone is showing their respect. This is the IF6 class. Watson of the United Kingdom ahead of the United States and the United Kingdom.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the shot put IF6. The medals will be presented by the chairman of the Catholic Club. Representing the United Kingdom, Mark old royed UK.>>A star in life, Mark Ormrod. It has been a pleasure to have you in Sydney.>>Representing the United States, Ryan Pinney.>>So proud.>>And 2018 champion, representing the United Kingdom, David Watson.>>Just short of the 7 meter mark with his best throw. It was 6:99, the winning distance for Watson of the United Kingdom. Well done, gentlemen, the spoils of toil are yours. Watson the goal. PIN — Watson the gold. Pinney the silver and Mark Ormrod the bronze. More bling for the unconquered in Sydney.>>A smattering fans are still here. Fantastic. The competition having finished about 20 minutes ago. They’re hanging around to see the medal ceremonies.>>I love the amount of competitors and officials and supporters that are still on the track. You can’t do this at an Olympic Games or a Paralympic Games. It is great to see here at these Invictus Games that they are allowing the competitors to be able to still be there and feel the atmosphere.>>There will be the ceremonies for the relays. Stick around, there is still ceremonies to come. Show your support for the athletes of the Invictus Games, Sydney, 2018. We will see a gold medal presented for the women’s 4×100 relay because there were just two teams in the race.>>That would be the case, you would think.>>Imagine the hive of activity in the tunnel underneath, just trying to find everyone at this point! OK, we need for of you. Here they come.>>That’s a great shot.>>Oh well done guys and girls. On the cameras. It has been a massive couple of days. To come out with that still. It shows your dedication. It has been a massive team effort and even then producing gold right at the last stage.>>It seems both teams that are coming out here to receive medals.>>Maybe because there was a third team nominated k but pulled out. They do get a silver medal.>>We have seen that happen before in other events.>>Unconquered was nominated as the third team, but pulled out.>>Silver medallist, representing the team from it the United Kingdom.>>And the guide runner should receive a silver medal as well. His name wasn’t read out, but that’s our understanding. You have done a great job over the last few days. You have been a huge support.>>Pushed the home straight and Debbie O’Connell. The emotion at the end of that race was fantastic. And Kelly Ganfield. Team UK four plus one.>>I think that’s fair.>>2018 champion, United States of America. Johnson, Dil ard, page and groves-Wake.>>Stephanie Johnson. Gabrielle Groves-Wake and Dawn Maria Page.>>A swag of medals particularly for Graves-Wake. There is one ceremony to come. And then we can put a full stop on this magnificent 2 days of track and field competition. The guide runner is such a part of the team. Look at the Aussies. You can see the friendships that have been made. Everyone sharing in each other’s success. Their there in a time of need. It is approaching 9:20 on a Friday night here in Sydney.>>They’re waiting for this, the last medal ceremony of the track and field events at the Invictus Games.>>France, UK, Australia. For the mixed 100 meter relay.>>Ladies and gentlemen, the medal ceremony for the mixed 4×100 meter relay. The medals will be presented by the chairman Legacy Australia, the deputy chairman of Deloitte.>>The bronze medallist from France.>>The bronze medallist for France.>>(APPLAUSE) Well done, Team France. The quartet coming together to claim the bronze medal in the relay.>>The silver medallists, the United Kingdom.>>They put up a mighty fight and a wonderful performance to claim the silver medal. Great delight from Team UK. But the last four names will be those of the host nation.>>The Sydney 2018 champions, Australia. (CHEERING)>>They combined to claim the last gold medal of the track and field meet.>>Ladies and gentlemen, let’s celebrate our Sydney 2018 medallists.>>And the proud men and the wounded warriors, the unconquered who provided such a great show in the relay and across the entirety of the meet with family, with friends, with whoever has helped them along the way with total strangers that some have met here in the stadium. It is an experience that they want to share. They’re with close ones and they want to inspire and the people around this final medal presentation is evidence enough of the Invictus spirit that’s been flowing through the entirety of this meet and the entirety of this Invictus Games in Sydney. The medal ceremonies are done. Events are done. Brad Scott, I think we’re done!>>Really? Really? The amount of emotion that I’ve gone through in the last 2 days. I don’t know if I want to do it again.>>Just before you leave us, stick around because the tireless Niamh Owens is going to try and get a word with our Australian team as the last order of service from inside the Sydney Olympic Park athletic centre. Niamh. Congratulations, you have done a tremendous job. One more job if you please, can you have a chat to our Aussie Gold Medallists.>>You have been on top of the podium multiple times today. Where does that one Trump trump?>>It trumps them all.>>I haven’t seen the splits yet, but your leg looked phenomenal, did you feel it ready helped?>>Stix had us out in front. Awesome fun.>>Stix has thrown it over to you. You told us about the lactic acid build up after the 400. How are the legs now?>>They’re pretty good. He really has thrown me under the bus right now! Yeah, we all did equal and yeah, the boys, phenomenal team. Couldn’t have done it without them. We’ve all down the hard work in training and we’re lucky to have these boys to bring it home. Matt, I know it is a tough question, but at the end of the Invictus Games athletics meet, can you give us a feel of what the past week meant to this team?>>Has been an incredible week. To cap it off tonight, bringing home gold as way maizing. This week changed my life and I’m sure it changed many others and to share this with the family on an international stage is amazing.>>We’ve loved witnessing it. I’m going to let you all go and celebrate with your families right now. Congratulations again.>>Well done Team Australia. Well done Niamh. It has been great the way you’ve drawn the stories and emotion out of the athletes throughout the 2 day track and field meet. Brad has been my right-hand man. Brad, it has been a pleasure.>>It has been an outstanding program.>>To our camera teams and those in the those truck, the heroes behind the scenes, that brought you pictures, the great meeting of friends, the strain of athletic performance has met with the oozing of Invictus spirit. Ben Yeomans into the sand. (LAUGHTER) That false from the French flair to the power of the United States, we have seen all manner of athletic pursuit. The Australian picked up four gold medals. And Stix in the 400. What was it all about? It was all about sharing the moment. Ukraine had a great Games here. Flags of Estonia and Jordan as well. And the relays. What a way to finish. I hope you’ve enjoyed the two days from Sydney athletic park here. It has been my absolute pleasure to bring it to you. On behalf of the entire team who have worked so hard. Thanks for being a part of the track and field. Make sure you join us for the closing ceremony and wheelchair basketball tomorrow.

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