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Tony Sten

ADF Service: I joined the Australian Army in 1996 as an Infantry Rifleman before becoming a Reconnaissance Patrol Commander.

I served in East Timor in 2000 and 2002/03 before discharging in 2006.

Age: 40

Hometown: Ballina, New South Wales

Current town: Brisbane, Queensland

Competing in: Athletics and powerlifting

Tony Sten

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

Sport has given me a renewed drive and focus to train and compete.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

In 2015, I kayaked 400 km unassisted across Bass Strait with a group of veterans, after just one day of prior kayaking experience.

On a personal level, it is being a father of two beautiful children.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games 2018?

To represent my country while competing alongside other serving and former serving military personnel from around the world, in front of my family and friends.

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

Competing in front of my family and friends.