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Former Royal Marine receives special award at Invictus Games

Mark Ormrod collects his award at the closing ceremony. Photo: PA

A former Royal Marine from Plymouth has been awarded the 'Exceptional Performance Award' at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Mark Ormrod won medals in indoor rowing and swimming, with Prince Harry presenting him with the silverware.

Mark was based with 40 Commando in Taunton. He was serving in Afghanistan when he was injured in a bomb blast and lost three limbs. Remarkably he survived.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In a statement posted on social media after closing ceremony he wrote "the whole experience has been a huge honour".

To say I was surprised is an understatement as I had absolutely no idea but to say it was an honour to receive it, doesn't do justice to the way I felt. I honestly don't think these games personally could have gone any better for me. I got to represent my country and The Royal Marines again, I got to do it with my family watching, I had my first taste of competitive sport post injury, I got to see Canada for the first time, I had one hell of a good time.

– Mark Ormrod