Rita Hanscom claims silver as oldest in W55 pentathlon field
Thanks to all-world athlete Rita Hanscom and all-star photograher Robert Jerome, I double-dip today for Budapest news. Rob sent me a great shot of Rita over the pentathlon high jump bar on her way to silver in W55. She’s only a couple months shy of 60, too. See my post at Times of San Diego. In Olga news, W95 Canadian superstar Kotelko won the high jump at worlds at 0.78 meters (2-6 3/4). That gives her the age-group WR and makes her the oldest female high leaper in history. (She’s also the record-holder in W85 and W90.) In the W45 pole vault, Great Britain’s Irie Hill upped her own listed indoor WR by 10 centimeters. Results show her as clearing a massive 3.55 meters (11-7 3/4). Rita took second in the vault at 2.40 (7-10 1/2). Any other great marks I’m missing?