Germans choose their masters Athletes of the Year via online vote
Great idea: picking top masters via online vote. The Eurovets site says W60 Lidia Zentner and M75 Klemens Wittig were named Germans Best Master Athletes 2013. Sayeth the site: “During the German Senior Indoor Championships in Erfurt … WMA Vice President Margit Jungmann (GER) and DLV Vice-President Dr. Matthias Reick honoured two well-known athletes. It was Lidia Zentner and Klemens Wittig, who were elected online by the German athletic family as Germanyâ€™s Best Master Athletes of the year 2013. Both had outstanding results in national and international events and set new European and World Records. They are still in top condition and want to participate this year in the World Indoor Championships in Budapest and in Izmir, where the European Stadia Championships will take place.” Why can’t USATF hold a similar poll? Voting can be conducted behind a security wall tied to your membership number. The USATF Masters Awards Committee would narrow the field, and the rest of us get a chance to weigh in. Just do it.