M35 pentathlon WR kicks off Budapest world indoor championships

American W35 Rachel Guest jumps in pentathlon.

American W35 Rachel Guest jumps in pentathlon. Photo by Robert Jerome

Bully for Budapest. LOC is using tried-and-true system for posting results. See results here for Day 1, which includes the men’s and women’s pentathlon. First WR at worlds may be M35 Oscar Gonzalez of Spain in the pentathlon, according to a Facebook posting by Andres Martinez. (Results site is lagging, though.) Monday was opening ceremonies, and WMA President Stan Perkins posted on Facebook (rather than the WMA website): “Fantastic atmosphere at the official opening ceremony of the 6th World Masters Championships Indoors… The official opening was performed by Cesar Moreno Bravo from Mexico, who is the Chairman of the IAAF Masters Commission and the IAAF representative to the World Masters Athletics Council. The parade of athletes was colourful and again a happy occasion. Now the competition begins for the 3,900 athletes attending. Good competition and good health to one and all.” Feel free to post your news on my latest Budapest report!

Oscar Gonzalez stands atop podium at worlds with M35 pentathlon WR. Photo by Kiko Rodriguez

Oscar Gonzalez stands atop podium at worlds with M35 pentathlon WR. Photo by Kiko Rodriguez

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March 25, 2014

5 Responses

  1. Peter Taylor - March 25, 2014

    Wonderful photo by Rob D’Avellar of the redoubtable Rachel Guest. I have enjoyed announcing Rachel over the years and hope to do that again. And yes, with apologies for quibbling, her last name is Guest.

    Congratulations, Rachel, on your silver medal in Budapest.

  2. Ken Stone - March 25, 2014

    Oscar apparently boosted his own M35 WR in the pentathlon:

    At 37, Oscar scored 4120 points, above his 4022 from San Sebastian in 2013.

  3. Matt B. - March 25, 2014

    Interested in the 8’s. I know Berra moved on to semi-finals with a 2:08.

  4. Rachel Guest - March 26, 2014

    Thank you! Pete for the kind words!!! And Robert, many thanks for the wonderful photo!!

  5. Matt B. - March 28, 2014

    Congrats to Nick – Gold medal- no surprise Whiteman 1:52!

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