Iron 90-yo grandads exchange armchairs for javelins and let rip at elderly athletics comp

Elderly athletes, some over the age of 90, competed against one another as part of the European Masters Athletics Championships Stadia for over 35s in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday.The EMACs athletic event allows sports enthusiasts over the age of 35 to compete in a variety of disciplines, from sprinting to the long jump to the hammer throw, with many of the contestants nearing their centenaries... Еще. One such competitor, Karri Wichmann from Finland, was born in 1926 making him only 30 years younger than the modern Olympic Games."I am 90 years old and I love decathlon the most. But also in my youth I used to do 400m hurdles. — quite good at the time but not anymore. In spite of being half invalid for 5 years, I like to come and see and take part in the sports,» Wichmann said.EMACS invites athletes from across the globe, with over 4,000 attendees taking part in Aarhus this year.
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