100 year old woman wins gold at World Masters

Ruth Frith, a 100-year-old from Queensland, Australia, competes in the women's 75+ shot put final at the World Masters Games in Sydney Olympic Park October 11, 2009. A golden girl, a great-grandmother of 11, won a gold medal at the world sporting event for age class of 100 to 104 year olds for her shot put throw of 4.07 metres.

She said she would not be celebrating "in the modern way", since she neither drinks nor smokes. She also detests vegetables, advising those who wish to achieve her longevity: "Don't eat vegetables, because I never eat vegetables. I never have."

She trains six days a week and bench presses 35kg (80lb) weights.

Of the 28,000 athletes taking part in the World Masters Games, the oldest participant was Reginald Trewin, 101, from Australia too, who competed in the lawn bowling event.

The festival is the world's largest multi-sporting event and is held every four years.

Other seniors at the competition:

The Australian 'Santa Claus' completed the 100 Metre dash the 80-84 year-old age class. He did now wear shoes to run.

At age 77 competitor Australian Osmo Millridge is still jumping hurdles with ease -and barefoot!

Via - bild.de



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