Meanwhile back at the kiddie meet, geezers holding their own
Masters-age athletes are sprinkled around London, including 39-year-old Bulgarian gymnasts. (Catch that guy on the rings!?) But track has its share. Two-time gold medalist Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania took fourth in the discus yesterday, throwing 67.38 (221-1) вЂ” at age 40. M35 Jamie Nieto, whose 2.31 (7-7) in June equals the listed WR by Dragutin Topic, took sixth in the Olympic high jump at 2.29 (7-6). The listed M35 American record is 2.15 (7-0ВЅ) by new M55 recordleaper Jim Barrineau. And how about Felix Sanchez! He wins 400 hurdle gold in Athens, slumps at Beijing (after hearing his grandmother had died just before prelims) and comes back to win gold at London in 47.63 three weeks before turning 35. I’m sure I’m missing others. Fill me in.