Who to believe? Results at odds with blog over high jump WR
Flores shows Uruguayan flag after winning M85 high jump.
This drives me nuts, or louco
in Portuguese. The delightful blog
covering the Porto Alegre meet says: “Washington Flores
, 88, broke today (24/10) the world record in the High Jump at the 20th edition of the WMA. Competing in 85-89 years old, Flores jumped 1.26m (4-1 1/2) and stole the record from Finland. Since Flores joined the senior category, the records began to appear. The result achieved today is the result of 26 years of training, since I was a kid and ran through fields, hills and troughs of water, Termas de Arapey, a town 180 kilometers Uruguayana / RS in the upper Uruguay.” But the results posted on the official site read: “1 3976 Flores, Washington M88 Uruguay 1.16m.” The listed WR is 1.22 (4-0) by Austrian Emmerich Zensch
in 2005. And what’s with this “stole the record from Finland”? Someone is pulling another’s leg. If we can’t trust official results, we’re doomed.
Here’s how the M85 high jump is depicted on the official results page.
October 25, 2013