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Prince Harry hails "incredible" Royal Marine hero who lost three limbs in bomb blast after silver at Invictus Games

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 27/09/2017 Aaron Flanagan
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Prince Harry hailed a hero Royal Marine who lost three limbs at war as "incredible" after handing him a silver medal at the Invictus Games.

Mark Ormond, who lost both legs and his right arm in a bomb blast, finished in second place in the indoor rowing event in Toronto.

Prince Harry presented Mr Ormond with his medal and greeted him with handshake, before the royal's official Twitter feed, Kensington Palace, posted a message.

A statement read: "One of the competitors tonight was the incredible Mark Ormrod, the UK's first triple amputee to survive the Afghanistan conflict.

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"Prince Harry first met Mark in 2008 in Headley Court and tonight had the honour of awarding him a silver Invictus Games medal.

"After winning his silver Invictus Games medal, Mark was able to celebrate with his family."

Mr Ormond was visibly exhausted from his exploits as he received his medal on the podium.

But he has little time to recover, as he will be getting set for the cycling and swimming events that he is also taking part in.

Writing on Instagram in response to congratulatory messages, he he wrote: "Thanks everyone, no time to chill though, still got business to attend to."

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Mr Ormond was serving in Helmand Province on Christmas Eve in 2007 when he stood on an IED, triggering an explosion.

After surviving the blast, he was given artificial limbs on his return to Britain, thus becoming the United Kingdom's first triple amputee to survive the Afghanistan conflict.

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He was warned that he would have to prepare for living the rest of his life in a wheelchair, but has since undergone a strict training schedule to get himself ready for the Invictus Games.

He was eventually selected out of over 300 as one of the 90 to take part in Toronto.

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