01 May '12, 1pm

Royal Marine helps America’s First Lady open major sporting event for wounded troops

The green beret is one of 18 British servicemen and women taking part in five-day-long Warrior Games in Colorado alongside more than 200 injured American personnel. Holding high a flaming torch, Royal Marine Simon Maxwell and US Army veteran Melissa Stockwell join America’s First Lady Michelle Obama as Paralympic-style games for wounded troops are opened in the USA. An 18-strong British team and some 200 Americans have converged on the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the 2012 Warrior Games – the first time UK personnel have competed in the five-day sporting contest. After the igniting of the Warrior Games’ flame, the athletes heard Mrs Obama praise their dedication, perseverance and self-sacrifice at an opening ceremony attended by some 1,600 people. “I am humbled and inspired ,” Mrs. Obama said. “No matter how seriously you’re injured, no matter what ob...

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