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Benjamin Yeomans

ADF Service: I joined the Australian Army in 2011 and served three years in the Infantry Corps before being medically discharged in 2014.

Age: 27

Hometown: Adelaide, South Adelaide

Current town: Adelaide, South Adelaide

Competing in: Athletics and indoor rowing

Benjamin Yeomans

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

Traumatic brain injury and eye muscle dysfunction.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

Sport has played a huge role in my rehab, both mentally and physically. The competitive nature of training to the highest standard possible is a driving force each day.

Being able to rub shoulders with some amazing people who have been through hell and come out the other side has been truly inspiring for my own personal development and understanding of injuries.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Becoming a husband and a father.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games 2018?

To prove a point to myself that you can still do what you love, regardless of the mental and physical challenges thrown your way.

What will “winning” look like for you at these Games?

Having a sound understanding of my injuries, pushing myself through boundaries while training and making my family proud.

The person I most admire is…

My beautiful wife. She has had to put up with me throughout the whole process of my injury. Her strength and resilience have helped me progress throughout my rehabilitation while she has listened to me whinge and moan behind closed doors.