Platt Wins Invictus Games Gold Medal
April 27, 2022
Cornwall RLFC’s strength and conditioning coach Jonny Platt is the toast of the Duchy and Great Britain after winning gold at the recent 2020 Invictus Games.
The twice postponed event, held in the Hague, Netherlands, was the fifth Invictus Games to take place since their inception in 2014.
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event specifically for injured, wounded or sick servicemen and women who are still serving in the forces or veterans.
Founded by Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex, the word ‘invictus’ means unconquered and it was chosen as an embodiment of the spirit displayed by personnel and what they can achieve, post injury after they are wounded, injured or sick.
Newquay rasied, Platt joined the Royal Navy as a teenager but in 2014, suffered a serious back injury playing rugby for the military.
Platt’s road to recovery was long and he spent two years in a military hospital and underwent 11 operations.
But just eight years after his life changing accident, Platt was proudly representing Great Britain and in lifting 181kg, he claimed the powerlifting gold medal. His efforts also saw the highest number of points gained across all weight categories.
From everyone at Cornwall RLFC, we are all immensely proud of your achievements Jonny!