TEAM FRANCE WIN GOLD IN LAND ROVER DRIVING CHALLENGE, THE FIRST MEDAL EVENT OF INVICTUS GAMES IN THE HAGUE

18 April 2022

Invictus Games competitors were greeted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they competed for the first medals of the event at the Land Rover Driving Challenge.

  • Land Rover Driving Challenge kicks off Invictus Games in The Hague 2020 held in April 2022
  • Invictus Games competitors showed great sportsmanship, teamwork and precision in Land Rover Driving Challenge
  • The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, presented the first gold, silver and bronze medals to France, Romania and Georgia at the Opening Ceremony
  • Teams from sixteen nations tackled specialist courses in Land Rover Defender electric hybrid vehicles
  • Watch the film here https://youtu.be/e9TuLxqdyAs
     

Invictus Games competitors were greeted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they competed for the first medals of the event at the Land Rover Driving Challenge.

The French team made up of Christophe Collot and Franck Poirot took gold in the first medal event in which sixteen nations went head to head in a test of driving, navigation skills and team work.

Competitors tackled tough terrain on a specially built off-road course with water obstacles, a rock crawl and steep inclines.

The Duke awarded medals to the top finishers, with the team from France taking gold, Romania finishing second, and Georgia claiming bronze.

The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 presented by Jaguar Land Rover is a multi-national adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, and includes archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.

TEAM FRANCE WIN GOLD IN LAND ROVER DRIVING CHALLENGE, THE FIRST MEDAL EVENT OF INVICTUS GAMES IN THE HAGUE
TEAM FRANCE WIN GOLD IN LAND ROVER DRIVING CHALLENGE, THE FIRST MEDAL EVENT OF INVICTUS GAMES IN THE HAGUE
TEAM FRANCE WIN GOLD IN LAND ROVER DRIVING CHALLENGE, THE FIRST MEDAL EVENT OF INVICTUS GAMES IN THE HAGUE

The long-awaited Games began in true Invictus style today – with passion, team work and sheer dedication. The commitment shown from every competitor was unprecedented. We celebrate each one of them and all those who played a part in their journey here today. I know everyone at Jaguar Land Rover wishes each of them the very best of luck for the rest of the Games.

Laura Wood
Head of Global PR Brand and Partnerships, Land Rover

The Land Rover Driving Challenge is the first medal opportunity of the Invictus Games in The Hague preceeding the opening ceremony on 16 April.

Further information

About Jaguar Land Rover

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About Jaguar Land Rover: Reimagining the future of modern luxury by design  

Jaguar Land Rover is reimagining the future of modern luxury by design through its distinct British brands. 

Our current model range embraces fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as the latest diesel and petrol engines. Our class-leading Jaguars and Land Rovers are in demand around the world and in Fiscal 2020/21 we sold 439,588 vehicles in 127 countries. Land Rover is the global leader of luxury SUVs through its three families of Range Rover, Discovery and Defender. Jaguar is the first ever brand to offer a premium all-electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE.  

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and a Battery Assembly Centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Shanghai, China.  

Central to our Reimagine strategy is the electrification of both the Land Rover and Jaguar brands with two clear, distinct personalities. All Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates will be available in pure electric form by the end of the decade. This marks the start of the company’s journey to become a net zero carbon business across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039. 

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors since 2008, Jaguar Land Rover has unrivalled access to leading global players in technology and sustainability within the wider Tata Group. 

 

Notes to Editors

For competitor interviews, additional content, and b-roll and please visit:

https://www.globalmediacentre.com/news/duke-and-duchess-sussex-award-first-medals-invictus-games-hague