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Former Suffolk soldier wins Invictus Games gold

Former soldier Alex Tate from Suffolk has won Britain's first gold medal at the Invictus Games in London.

Alex, who lost a leg in Afghanistan was cheered to victory in the 100m ambulant IT1 sprint by soldiers who served on the frontline with him.

Suffolk former soldier wins Invictus Gold

A former soldier from Suffolk who lost a leg in Afghanistan was cheered to victory at the Invictus Games by soldiers who served on the frontline with him.

Alex Tate with his gold medal Credit: British Army

Alex Tate won gold in the 100m ambulant IT1 sprint on Thursday, watched by former colleagues from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment. The troops are working as stewards at the international sports event for Wounded, Injured and Sick Service personnel and veterans taking place in London.

Alex on the starting line Credit: British Army

Alex, 24, from Bury St Edmunds, lost his left leg below the knee after being caught in an IED explosion in southern Afghanistan in September 2012.

Alex (second left) in action Credit: British Army

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