Prince Harry says he hopes the Invictus Games will “inspire people” affected by mental illness to seek help.The prince, who founded the games for injured veterans, said at the opening ceremony in Florida that it was “not just physical injuries that our Invictus competitors have overcome”.This is the second time the games have been run, after London in 2014.Athletes from 14 countries will compete over four days, with finals in rowing, powerlifting and archery on Monday.Micky Yule won Britain’s first Invictus Games gold medal in the men’s lightweight powerlifting competition.A former staff sergeant, he served with the Royal Engineers and lost both of his legs above the knee when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in 2010.The 39-year-old, from Musselburgh near Edinburgh, described Prince Harry as a “top lad”.”Do you know what, he’s such a supporter and I think without Prince Harry’s input into the whole games, I’m sure it wouldn’t be what it is,” he said.”He puts himself out, he’s around everybody. You see him in the back helping everybody.”Thousands of people attended the opening ceremony on Sunday, which included speeches from US First Lady Michelle Obama, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman and former US President… Read full this story
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