School commends Zoe for Invictus Games medals

Zoe Williams at the Invictus Games
Zoe Williams at the Invictus Games
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PORTSMOUTH High School has congratulated one of its former students after she won three gold medals and one silver at the Invictus Games.

Zoe Williams, who left the school in 2010, won her medals in swimming, and also represented Great Britain in indoor rowing.

Zoe became a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy. She has a severe back problem which causes pain whenever she walks or runs and she also struggles with sitting or standing. Her injury took her from a GB level synchronised swimmer to someone who wasn’t exercising on a regular basis, but 15 months ago she started training again.

Zoe said: ‘Competing at the Invictus Games has been a life-changing experience. The support from the UK has been unbelievable and I cannot thank everyone enough.’