Invictus Athletes Sing 'Frozen' After Chopper Leaves Veteran In Distress
As the wheelchair tennis matches got underway, two competitors pulled their foreheads together and sang the theme song to Disney's 'Frozen' bringing a crowd to tears.
In a moment that epitomised the spirit of the Invictus Games, Dutch player Edwin Vermetten rushed to the aid of his UK partner and former mine warfare specialist Paul Guest, who was left visibly upset by a helicopter flying above the court.
Guest who was left partially deaf, visually impaired and suffering neck and spine damage from an on-duty injury, was unable to complete his serve after the sound of the helicopter triggered an immediate emotional reaction from him.
Halting play in the midst of a nail-biting tie breaker against United States duo Austin Chance Field and Brian Williams, Dutchman Vermetten rushed to comfort his partner.
Vermetten pulled Guest into an embrace, leaving the crowd of spectators in tears.
Following the match Vermetten revealed the pair sang "the 'Frozen' song" together to break the tension.
It was such an incredible moment, as first reported by Kate Banville on the Invictus Games Sydney website
“I took him by the face and said ‘Look at me. We are a team so let it go,” said Vermetten.
“For him, this was the moment he let go, and he did, he literally let it all go.”
The emotional moment left many in the crowd in tears, with the pair managing to regroup and take out the match with a winning serve.
According to the Invictus website, following his injury in 1986 Guest was also diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.
"[He] recalls locking himself away in his bedroom for the best part of 10 years, with the only contact with the outside world his wife and carer Michelle," the site says.
The Invictus Games are currently underway in Sydney until the end of this week.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have travelled to Australia for the games, will return to Sydney later this week to close the event.
7-5 5-7 (11-9 tiebreak)
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