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Wounded But Unconquered

Invictus Games powerlifter sets personal record.

CSL Behring colleague Lesley Robertson poses with her powerlifter son, Paul Inman, who competed in the Invictus Game

In May, Vita reported that Paul Inman, son of a longstanding CSL Behring employee, was preparing to compete in the Invictus Games, an international sports competition, founded by Prince Harry, for service members who are wounded, injured or otherwise disabled.

Though an injury kept Paul from cycling at the games, held in Sydney in October, he competed in powerlifting, where he set a personal record, achieving a lift of 131 kilograms (approximately 289 pounds).

Among those in attendance was Lesley Robertson, Paul’s mother and a Regional Business Manager for Immunology for CSL Behring in the United Kingdom.

“I am incredibly proud of the progress Paul has made through the medium of sport to aid in his recovery,” Lesley said of watching Paul compete. “He still has a long way to go but to see him with a smile on his face was worth everything to me.”

According to the Invictus Games website, the games gets its name from the Latin word for “unconquered” and “embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women. They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven that by embracing each other and the support of family and friends, they can reclaim their future. They are Invictus.”