Tuesday, 30 August 2016

XIV Chennai District Masters Athletic Meet 2016

A person who is fit is capable of living life to its fullest extent…” The Modern Society has upgraded us to technology mode, but at the same time we are losing the importance of being fit. What, if an 86 year old women wins in National athlete meet and selected for International meet… 

The XIV CHENNAI DISTRICT MASTERS ATHLETIC MEET 2016 organized by Shenbaga Moorthy (President - CHENNAI DISTRICT MASTERS ATHLETIC MEET), Rukmani Devi (Treasurer and a Pole Vault Champion) and Sasikala (Secretary) was held on 28th August, 2016 (Sunday) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.  Men & Women above the age of 35 yrs have actively participated in 100 M, 500 M…., 10000 M, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw, Discus Throw, Shot-put, Hammer Throw and 5 KM Walk. Athletes those who are selected in this District meet will be participating in State, National, Asian and World meet. 

Daisy Victor, an 86 year old energetic Woman has selected for World level Meet for her topping performance in 100 M Dash, Long Jump and Triple Jump. “35 is the starting age for Sugar, Blood Pressure and so on, but keeping our body fit will overcome those hurdles. We have participants from the age group of 35 and our senior most athlete is 100 years old. We are very much glad to see our most energetic Daisy has been selected for the 2016 World meet that is going to happen in Sydney…We still want to explore more talented elders from our Society and we are pretty sure that it will happen in the coming days…" says Shenbaga Moorthy, the President of CHENNAI DISTRICT MASTERS ATHLETIC MEET in a positive tone.

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