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Chief Petty Officer Michelle Beer

ADF Service: I joined the Royal Australian Navy in May 1995 as a Boatswains Mate and transferred to Hydrography in 2000.

Age: 43

Home town: Adelaide, South Australia

Current town: Cairns, Queensland

Competing in: Athletics, cycling, indoor rowing and swimming

Peter Miller

What is the nature of your injury or illness?

Recently I had surgery to shorten a bone in my forearm. I have also had surgery on my right shoulder and left knee. My injuries have been a result from work related incidents. Pulling in berthing lines and traversing through hatches.

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

I have always been involved in local sporting clubs. When I am not at sea I play vigoro (a style of women’s cricket) in Cairns. Sport has been a great way to remain social.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

Being selected to attend Invictus Games The Hague 2020.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

To represent the Australian Defence Force and Australia.

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

Participating in the Games and representing Australia is already a win for me. At the Games I want to compete to the best of my ability.

The person I most admire is...

I admire anyone that strives to achieve their goals. This is what Invictus Games is all about. I am looking forward to meeting other competitors and learning about them and their stories.