NSW Masters athletes recently returned from competing in the World Masters Games in Auckland with a haul of medals.
The World Masters Games is all about participation in sport throughout life, where competition and camaraderie are celebrated. Robyn Basman who won gold medals in the 1500m, 10000m, 6km cross country, 4 x 400m relay and silver in the 800m said of her experience, “These are games where everyone can compete. It can inspire you to keep at it or aspire to new goals”.
Highlights of the games were from seasoned thrower Mary Thomas, winning five gold medals and one silver in all of the W70 throwing disciplines, Kerry Bray taking gold medals in four of the W70 long distance events, and Richard Hughes winning five gold medals in all M85 track event from the 100m through to the 1500m.
Heather Lee posted more outstanding performances in the W90 3000m and 5000m walks. Heather competed with plaster on her arm after undergoing surgery for a broken elbow before she even left for Auckland. Once she arrived, she became ill having to withdraw from the 1500m walk. After spending the night in hospital, she was released and showing true strength and determination she competed winning gold in the 3000m walk that day!
W30 – Greer CALABRO - silver 200m and bronze 100m.
W40 – Renee BRIFFA – silver 400m.
W45 – Christine SUFFOLK – gold 8km cross country.
W45 – Rachelle INGRAM – silver 400m.
W50 – Sally HUNT – gold 800m, 6km cross country, cross country team, 4 x 400m, silver 1500m and 5000m.
W55 – Ellena CUBBAN – silver throws pentathlon, bronze shot.
W55 – Robyn BASMAN – gold 1500m, 10000m, 6km cross country, 4 x 400m, silver 800m.
W60 – Jill TAYLOR – gold discus, hammer, silver shot, weight throw, throws pentathlon, bronze TJ.
W65 – Adriana Van BOCKEL – silver hammer, bronze weight throw and throws pentathlon.
W70 – Kerry BRAY – gold 5000m, 10000m 5km cross country and 10km road race.
W70- Mary THOMAS – gold discus, javelin, hammer, shot, throws pentathlon and silver weight throw.
W90 – Heather LEE – gold 3000m and 5000m walks.
M35 – Jay STONE – gold 4 x 100m, silver 200m and 400m.
M45 – Andrew CASSIN – gold 100m, LJ, silver 200m and TJ.
M45 – Jason KEANE – gold 10000m, silver 10km road race and bronze 5000m
M50 – Alan PROVENZANO – bronze LJ.
M55 – David RICHES – Gold 8km cross country.
M60 – Robert HANBURY-BROWN – silver weight throw and bronze throws pentathlon.
M65 – Donald STEWART – bronze 100m and 200m.
M75 – David CHANTRILL – gold 100m and silver 200m.
M85 – Richard HUGHES – gold 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m.
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