Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspirational Athletes

Sports are not just for the young. Older Adults can enjoy recreational sports and compete in the  Florida International Senior Games & State Championships.  There are also Older Adults who are leading competitors in the sport of show jumping, such as John Whitaker MBE. He was rated 4th in Britain in 2009, at the age of 54. Here is a video of John Whitacker winning the BP Cup in 2007:

There are many examples of inspirational Senior athletes.  Johanna Quaas is an 86 year old German gymnast who has done exhibitions showing her prowess at parallel beams and floor exercises. Here is a video of her from the "Turnier Der Meister" Cottbus 2012 exhibition:

Fauja Singh is 101 years old and is famous as the world's oldest marathoner. Last year, at age 100, he completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  In addition he has set records for 8 different distances (from 100m to 5,000m) for his age group. Here is a video about this amazing runner:

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