The Warrior Games, a unique partnership between the Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program, showcase the resilient spirit of today's wounded, ill, or injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition. Athletes compete in sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, track & field, archery & competitive shooting. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the athletes or team members place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their events respectively. Warrior Games is about more than winning medals-it's about overcoming challenges to celebrate accomplishments. Each athlete competing tells a story of triumph, regardless of whether they stand on the podium.
Here are highlights of the Warrior Games 2013 (May 11-16) with the U.S. Marines receiving the Champion's Cup with the most medals won (100), closely followed by the U.S. Army (85 medals), then the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force.
Video segments courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense / Edited by USA Patriotism!