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Greg Dunnings

Former Guardsman Greg Dunnings has always been passionate about sport, competing for his unit in athletics, swimming and rugby. He was selected for the Army rugby squad before suffering a tibial plateau fracture, which ended his plans for a life of sporting success. Lancashire-raised Greg said: “When I got injured I was told I could never play rugby again, and since then I have struggled to accept my athletic career and dreams being cut short.” The 2017 Invictus Games has given Greg a new goal to aim for and encouraged him to lose the weight he gained since leaving the Armed Forces.  “Not only have I lost eight stone, which has aided in relieving some of the pain in my knees, but I’ve been getting to mix with other soldiers again, filling a void that was created the day I left service.” Since leaving the Army in 2014, Greg has gained a first-class honours degree in sports coaching. He will be competing in rowing, athletics, swimming and powerlifting in Toronto, and after the Games will begin his training to become a secondary school PE teacher. “Sport and fitness have been and always will be a massive part of my life. I shall continue to test my body’s limits post-injury to see what it is still capable of doing.”