Student's silver sweep at the Invictus Games

Third year BSc Community Development and Leadership student Susan Cook takes home two silver medals from the inaugural Invictus Games.

Susan Cook, a third year BSc Community Development and Leadership student, did London Met proud when she won two silver medals in the 100m and 400m wheelchair racing events at the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014.

The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic style sporting event, where the wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans compete in a number of events, which include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing.

Pictured with Prince Harry and her medals, Susan is no stranger to achievement. At the Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) awards in 2014, Susan was one of the awardees of the Helen Rollason award, which is given for 'outstanding achievement in the face of adversity'. She has also received special recognition in the Pride of Britain 2014 awards.

Susan joined the British Armed Forces at the age of 18 and served within the Intelligence Corps before being transferred across to the Adjutant General Corps (AGC). She was injured in 2009, but has since forged a new path in life through parasport and her studies.