Invictus Games closes with concert and ceremonies to salute the competitors from all nations

After four days of competition, 400 competitors from 13 competing nations are saluted at the Invictus Games Closing Concert as thoughts turn to the legacy of the games

On Sunday, over 26,000 people gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the closing concert and to pay tribute to the 400 Servicemen and women who have captivated the nation at the Invictus Games.

Headlined by the Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs, the closing concerts star studded line up guaranteed an evening of entertainment, while the honouring of the competitors and speech from Prince Harry served to highlight the inspirational nature of the games and what they aimed to achieve.

Joe Townsend, was awarded the The Jaguar Award for Exceptional Performance, having followed up his four gold medals at Monday’s athletics with silver and bronze in hand cycling on Saturday.

The veteran Royal Marine, who lost both legs above the knee after standing on an anti-tank mine in Afghanistan in 2008, said: “To be selected for this award from over 400 inspiring competitors is very special. The first ever Invictus Games have been an incredible event and this award caps a week I will remember for the rest of my life.

“Winning four gold medals on the first day of competition was incredible. Sport has played a huge role in my recovery and the Invictus Games will hopefully continue to provide a platform for people like me to achieve their goals.”