Lorraine met the inspirational Mark Ormrod to hear about his inspiring Invictus Games triumph.
Mark Ormrod, who Prince Harry coined 'Britain’s answer to Superman', joined Lorraine on today’s show to talk about his Invictus Games success. Mark returned from Toronto with four medals and the prestigious Exceptional Performance Award.
The former marine lost both of his legs and his right arm almost ten years ago in Afghanistan. Of the incident, Mark shared that he was 'extremely fortunate to survive, considering the extent of my injuries' and praised the men who served alongside him for saving his life.
He also told Lorraine that he was initially hesitant to take part in sport as he didn't want to 'get told 'well done' for just taking part', he wanted to 'really train and work myself hard', which is something he felt with the Invictus Games, praising his other competitors and the standard at which they were competing.
Mark also had praise for Prince Harry, describing how the competitors owe him 'a great deal'. On his next steps, Mark said that he has been 'bitten by the bug' and hopes to go out to Australia to win some gold medals and 'see how much I can really push myself against these other phenomenal athletes'.