Max Rohn’s Invictus Games Aspirations

May 9, 2016 at 11:50 am 2 comments

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

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2 Comments Add your own

  • […] Rohn is 2-for-2 at the Invictus Games. The Penn State student and Purple Heart winner took home the gold in the shot put and discus on Tuesday. He was so dominant in the discus that any […]

  • 2. Harold Dennis MD  |  May 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    How can I find out the prosthesis Max Rohn wears? I have a B/K amputation don’t have his mobility. Ret. MD. Hal Dennis

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