Invictus Games athlete
A British Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Tom O’Brien signed up to ‘sports recovery’ as a coach for shotput, discus, power lifting and archery. He then joined Preston Harriers to continue his interest in these events.
Tom then looked to take part in these events for himself. A shoulder injury meant he had to prioritise discus as opposed to shot, as well as power lifting, and he hasn’t looked back since.
Tom was the best British thrower at the 2018 Warrior Games, also winning bronze in the powerlifting category.
He then went on to compete at the 2022 Invictus Games, the inspirational competition for veterans, and wounded, injured and sick servicemen.