INVICTUS GAMES TORONTO 2017

Toronto 2017 competitions became the third in the Games history and the first for Ukraine. The Ukrainian national team's path to the biggest competition for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and military veterans began with the private initiative of two Ukrainian companies in 2015. Subsequently, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and other state authorities joined the Invictus Games Foundation. The idea of the national team’s participating has found wide response among the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada, as well as many veteran and volunteer organizations.

In August 2016, Ukraine received an official invitation to take part in the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, and no less than in the fall of that year, nationwide selection of candidates for the national team began. More than 200 serving members of the military and veterans submitted the application. 126 of them found themselves on the next round of selection and were invited to sport tests in three Ukrainian cities - Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa.

The next stage in the selection of candidates for the national team was the National Invictus Games. The large-scale tournament in Kyiv on April 22, 2017 united 107 participants from all over the country who competed in 6 adaptive sports. According to the results of the competition, the organizing committee selected 26 participants who joined the national team of Ukraine - 15 of them were in the first team, and 12 more formed a reserve. Invictus Games announced the names of the first national Ukrainian team during the gala concert in the heart of the capital. 

INVICTUS GAMES TORONTO 2017

During the spring and summer of 2017, the team was persistently preparing for the competitions in Toronto - in addition to daily personal training, the national team members met three times at training camps, where they improved their abilities, supervised by professional trainers, doctors and psychologists.

In September, exhausting workouts have finally borne fruit. At its debut Invictus Games, the Ukrainian National team showed one of the best results among the other 16 countries, winning 14 medals, 8 of which are of the highest rank. Ukrainian servicemen and veterans once again demonstrated the invincible power of the spirit and became an example of how the will to live and the belief in their own abilities may be stronger than the circumstances. In 2018, Ukraine will return to Invictus Games again.

The selection for the national team, which will play on forthcoming competitions in Australian Sydney, will begin as early as next spring.

Selection trials in Lviv
Selection trials in Kyiv
Selection trials in Odesa
Additional selection trialsheld in Kyiv
Результати Нацiональних iгор Нескорених

National team

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First Team

  • PAVLO BUDAIEVSKYI

    28, Kyiv, Armed Forces of Ukraine

    swimming - 50 meters on the back swimming - 50 meters free style swimming - 50 meters bras swimming - 100 meters free style Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • OLEH ZIMNIKOV

    29, Kyiv, Armed Forces of Ukraine

    running 1,500 meters Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • PAVLO MAMONTOV

    25, Kyiv, veteran 

     rowing on simulators, category Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • KATERYNA MYKHAILOVA

    29, Lviv, veteran

     in the team standings among the beginners Third Class Order of Princess Olha About the participant
  • SERHII MOLODID

    32, Kyiv, veteran

    About the participant
  • ROMAN PANCHENKO

    22, Lviv, veteran 

     running 1,500 meters Third Class Order of Merit  archery among beginners About the participant
  • VASYL PASHKEVYCH

    28, Kyiv, Armed Forces of Ukraine 

    Third Class Order of Merit  powerlifting in medium weight About the participant
  • OLEKSANDR PYSARENKO

    46, Kyiv, National Police of Ukraine

    Third Class Order of Merit  in the team standings among the beginners About the participant
  • YURII PYSARCHUK

    32, Kyiv, veteran

    About the participant
  • VALERII RAK

    43, Kyiv, veteran

    Third Class Order of Princess Olha  in team standings among beginners About the participant
  • VADYM SVYRYDENKO

    44, Kyiv, veteran 

    in the team standings among the beginners Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • DMYTRO SYDORUK

    34, Lviv, veteran 

     аrchery among professionals Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • OLEKSANDR TKACHENKO

    29, Chernihiv, National Police of Ukraine 

     running 400 meters Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • SERHII TORCHYNSKYI

    29, Lutsk, National Police of Ukraine

     rowing on simulators, category Third Class Order of Merit About the participant
  • OLEKSANDR CHUB

    30, Kyiv, veteran

    About the participant

Reserve

  • DMYTRO AFANASIEV

    43, Lviv, National Guard of Ukraine

    About the participant
  • YURII DMYTRENKO

    23, Poltava, Armed Forces of Ukraine

    About the participant
  • OLEKSANDR ZOZULIAK

    30, Kyiv, National Police of Ukraine

    About the participant
  • VLADYSLAV KUZNIETSOV

    24, Zhmerynka, Armed Forces of Ukraine

    About the participant
  • ARTEM LUKASHUK

    22, Cherkasy, veteran

    About the participant
  • YEVHEN OLEKSENKO

    28, Zaporizhzhia, veteran 

    About the participant
  • PAVLO STRIUK

    34, Nova Kakhovka, National Police of Ukraine 

    About the participant
  • OLEKSANDR TABANETS

    50, Kyiv, veteran 

    About the participant
  • YEHOR TEREKHOV

    38, Donetsk, veteran

    About the participant
  • PAVLO TYKHONIVSKYI

    27, Kyiv, veteran

    About the participant
  • VIKTOR SHYNKARUK

    35, Khmelnytskyi, State Border Service of Ukraine

    About the participant

Training plan

Date Stages
01.11 – 31.12.2016 Invictus Games Team Ukraine: Call for applications Candidates for the Ukrainian national team to the Invictus Games could submit their online applications between November 1 – December 31, 2016. 177 veterans and active service members injured in the line of duty registered for the team tryouts. In response to strong interest, the organizing committee opened a new call for applications from January 25 to February 15, 2017.
16.01 – 25.02.2017 Medical examinations  All candidates undergo a medical screening, during which a doctor assessed their ability to handle intense physical training given their injury or disability. The medical examination takes approximately 2 hours.
21.01.2017 Selection trials in Lviv
28.01.2017 Selection trials in Kyiv
04.02.2017 Selection trials in Odesa
25.02.2017 Additional selection trials in Kyiv
06.02 – 31.12.2017 Individual training
22.04.2017 National Invictus Games
5.2017 First team training camp
6 – 7.2017 Second team training camp
8 – 9.2017 Final team training camp
23 – 30.09.2017 Team Ukraine participating in the Invictus Games Toronto 2017