Prince Harry, Missy Franklin attend Warrior Games in Colorado Springs

Posted on: 8:31 pm, May 9, 2013, by , updated on: 05:27pm, May 13, 2013

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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  • Britain's Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery on Friday and pays homage to U.S. service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday, May 10, 2013.

  • Britain's Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery on Friday and pays homage to U.S. service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday, May 10, 2013.

  • Britain's Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery on Friday and pays homage to U.S. service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday, May 10, 2013.

  • Prince Harry arrives in Colorado (Photo: Daryl Orr)

  • Prince Harry's first stop in Colorado was at the private Sanctuary Golf Course

  • Prince Harry speaks with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during his visit to the state on May 10, 2013 (Photo Courtesy: Galen Nathanson/ Denver Post)

  • Prince Harry visits Colorado on May 10, 2013 (Photo Courtesy: Galen Nathanson/ Denver Post)

  • Prince Harry visits with Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin during his trip to Colorado on May 10, 2013 (Photo Courtesy: Galen Nathanson/ Denver Post)

  • Prince Harry visits Colorado on May 10, 2013 (Photo Courtesy: Galen Nathanson/ Denver Post)

  • Prince Harry visits Colorado on May 10, 2013 (Photo Courtesy: Galen Nathanson/ Denver Post)

  • Prince Harry attends the opening ceremony of the Warrior games in Colorado Springs during his visit on May 11, 2013 (Photo: Greg Nieto)

  • The 2013 Warrior games ceremony n Colorado Springs (Photo: Greg Nieto)

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