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Richard Wassell

ADF Service: Joined the Navy 1992 as an Electronics Warfare Submariner before discharging in 1996.

Age: 51

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia

Current Town: Perth, Western Australia

Competing in: Athletics and indoor rowing

Richard Wassell

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

Suffered a stroke on board HMAS Ovens.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

Sport has helped me set future goals and motivated me to achieve them.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Setting a good example for my kids.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted to get back into the military family as I have been out of it for so long. I miss it every day and thought the Invictus Games could be an opportunity to reconnect. I also wanted to show younger veterans that no matter what injuries or illnesses you have you can always come out the other side.