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Peter William Brown

ADF Service: I joined the Australian Army in November 2011 and medically discharged in February 2020. I joined as a Parachute Rigger but transferred to administration due to injury.

Age: 38

Home town: Penrith, New South Wales

Current town: Townsville, Queensland

Competing in: Athletics, powerlifting, indoor rowing, swimming

Peter William Brown

What is the nature of your injury or illness?

A parachute accident resulted in major injuries to my left leg and lower back and mental health issues

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

It has given me purpose and drive. I was physically active my whole life and, after my accident, not being able to be active and play sport put me in a really bad way. Being a part of adaptive sports has literally saved my life and given me direction and purpose to help others in this situation.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

I have two - being a double world record holder in indoor rowing is mind-blowing but being a very proud father of three and watching my children grow up into wonderful kids is absolutely the best thing.

Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?

After being a part of the thrill and excitement of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 I wanted to come back to help in sharing my experience with the new members of the team. Assisting others to be the best they can is passion of mine.

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

I have already won by being re-selected for the Australian team which will give me the opportunity to see my peers have the time of their lives.

The person I most admire is...

My mother. My family lost her a few years ago to cancer but even through all her pain and troubles she always put her grandkids first.