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Marines win first gold medal of the 2013 Warrior Games

Cpl. Kidisti Averill, Wounded Warrior Battalion West, completes the women's 10k upright race during the 2013 Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy. Averill, 22, from Springs, N.Y., and her fellow Marines competed against fellow service members from other branches in the military. The team of 50 Marines and defending champions will compete in several events during the Games including wheelchair basketball, archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball and track and field. They will defend their championship against the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Special Operations Command and the British Armed Forces.



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This work, Marines win first gold medal of the 2013 Warrior Games [Image 6 of 10], by SSgt Heidi Agostini, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.12.2013

Date Posted:05.12.2013 23:48

Photo ID:929956

VIRIN:130512-M-HQ478-295

Resolution:2592x1728

Size:2.33 MB

Location:COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USGlobe

Hometown:SPRINGS, NY, US

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