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Flight Lieutenant Ashley Muir

ADF Service: I joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 2002 and currently work as an Intelligence Officer. During my ADF service I have twice deployed to the Middle East Region (2005 and 2010) and deployed in the North Indian Ocean and South China Sea on multiple occasions, providing support to maritime surveillance patrols.

Age: 40

Home town: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Current town: Adelaide, South Australia

Competing in: Cycling, powerlifting, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby and sitting volleyball

Flight Lieutenant Ashley Muir

What is the nature of your injury or illness?

As part of my recovery I am choosing to focus not on what holds me back but on what is motivating me to move forward. I am lucky to have fantastic support from my family and friends and this amazing opportunity to be involved with the Games.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

Sport has been a huge outlet for me over the years. It has given me a focus for personal development and achievement. The benefits of sport extend beyond just the physical domain and help me keep things in balance.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Without a doubt, my two beautiful daughters. They are my number one supporters and play a big role in helping me achieve my sporting goals.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

I wanted another challenge that would push me both physically and mentally. The Invictus Games lets me compete with veterans from around the world and proudly wear the green and gold for my country.

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

Having been selected to represent Australia at the Invictus Games already makes me feel like I have won. Anything from here is a bonus.

The person I most admire is...

The person who stares adversity in the face and chooses to move forward. The person who shows resilience and courage to push past their physical or mental limitations. The person who chooses to not give up. Unconquered. That’s who I admire.