Invictus medals joy for Preston war veteran Dave Watson

A war veteran from Walton-le-Dale has won gold at the Invictus Games for Team UK.

Friday, 26th October 2018, 4:28 pm
Updated Friday, 26th October 2018, 5:48 pm
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Dave Watson claimed the top medal in Men’s IF6 Discus in Sydney.

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Dave also enjoyed medal success in the 2017 games in Canada

He has also scooped two silver medals for rowing.

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And as a bonus, he met David Beckham after he made a surprise visit with his sons Romeo and Cruz, in Sydney on Friday

The former Guardsman lost both legs and his right arm when he stepped on a hidden bomb while on patrol with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards in May 2010.

Since then, Dave has been determined to make a new life for himself, he’s married his girlfriend Rebecca and works as an advocate for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s Fisher House project.

The scheme provides a home away from home for injured servicemen and their families as they undergo expert care at the world famous centre for treating military injuries.

Posting on Facebook Mick Race said: “Congratulations to Dave Watson. Won Gold in the discus at the Invictus Games to add to earlier silver medal success in the rowing event.

Dave’s teammate Mark Ormrod has won bronze in he Men’s IF6 Discus.