Max Rohn’s Invictus Games Aspirations
Max Rohn is going for gold in shot put and discus this week at the Invictus Games. Created by Prince Henry of Wales in 2014, the Invictus Games are for individuals who were wounded while serving in their native country’s armed services.
Rohn competed in the first Games in 2014 and took home two golds (discus, shot put) and a silver (sitting volleyball). He was a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy serving in Iraq who received a Purple Heart after his Humvee was hit by a grenade in 2009; after a series of procedures, he lost his right leg.
Currently, Rohn is a student at Penn State and spends 20 hours a week training with the Ability Athletics program. Once he’s done with the Invictus Games, Rohn plans on trying out for the United States’ Paralympic team.
Bill DiFilippo, online editor