Prince Harry, Missy Franklin attend Warrior Games in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –
It seemed only fittting, that in the shadows of the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Field, dozens of soldiers stood tall.
Saturday was opening ceremonies for the Warrior Games. Sunday, the competition began with cycling and in the very first, handcycling race, it was Staff Sgt. Ronnie Jimenez, from 29 Palms, California, who won.
Wheelchair basketball and Sitting Volleyball were set to follow in the evening competition.
This year’s Warrior Games are receiving additional worldwide exposure, with the arrival of Britain’s Prince Harry, who was at Saturday’s Opening Ceremonies and was outside Falcon Field on Sunday, to lend suport.
The Warrior Games were created for military men and women who were injured, many of them, on the battlefield.
The games run through Thursday. Admission is free.
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