Team Estonia at the Invictus Games

A full member of NATO since 2004, the Estonian army has engaged in numerous peacekeeping missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kosovo. Estonia also takes part in the EU anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. Estonia have competed at the Invictus Games since the inaugural Games of London 2014 and continue to be an active member of the We Are Invictus community.

I'm happy that I can meet people from all the other countries and make very good friendships and have fun with this competition.

Irina Raudsepp Toronto 2017, Sydney 2018 and The Hague 2020 Competitor

Team EST

  • Competed at 5 Games
  • 55 Total Competitors

“I am a good example of how sports, but especially the event, has influenced me in a positive way. The first time, in Toronto, I was in fact nothing more than an injured veteran and now there are even plans for me to participate in the Paralympic Games

Janno Lepik

Toronto 2017, Sydney 2018 & The Hague 2020 Competitor


Meet the Nations - Estonia

Estonian Competitors


Team Estonia

Margus Hopp

Margus Hopp had two great passions in life, the first being his career in the Estonian Armed Forces and the second is Estonian pop-folk dancing.

Margus had been deployed twice to Afghanistan but it was his deployment to the Central African Republic where he picked up a bacterial infection that shut down his nervous system.

He could barely lift a spoon to his eat breakfast and sadly he was unable to keep dancing and continue on with his career in the Army.

Slowly over four years, Margus has regained mobility but he is not back to his previous level of activity yet.

"I have two choices: one choice is to get well and the other one is to get well’. For me, there were no other options," Margus' mentality carried him through his rehabilitation process and to three consecutive Invictus Games'.

He's back dancing as well and has made some great friends within the Estonian Invictus team and has found a new passion in Sitting Volleyball.


"Dancing is my motivation [for recovery], but the Invictus Games gives me a reason to go to the gym, which obviously helps with my rehabilitation and dancing.

Competed in

Invictus Games Orlando 2016, Toronto 2017, and Sydney 2018

Participated in

Sitting Volleyball and Swimming

14 years

Service in the Estonian Army

Team Captain

Served as Team Captain for Sydney 2018


Deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to the Central African Republic

Estonia Gallery

Pushing the boundaries

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Invictus Games Team Estonia

It's special to me to get the make the acquaintance of new people.

Madis Pori The Hague 2020 Competitor