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Private Christopher Rapson

ADF Service: Joined the Army in 2000 and became a Movements Operator in 2010. I served in border protection operations in 2004 and 2006 and Afghanistan in 2008 and 2011.

Age: 34

Hometown: Endeavour Hills, Victoria

Current Town: Glengowrie, South Australia

Competing in: Athletics

Christopher Rapson

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, as a result of operations with armoured corps in Afghanistan.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

It has increased my fitness and given me confidence. It has also got me out the house.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in 2015 and being a part of the team that raised around $70,000 for OP K9 in 2015.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to meet personnel who have undergone similar experiences, as I thought it would help me improve my resilience. The benefits of being involved with Invictus Games are bigger than just playing sport.