W75 Rietje Dijkman claims WR in high jump — close to 4 feet

Rietje Dijkman turned 75 on Saturday and high-jumped 1.20 (3-11 1/4) on Sunday, reports W60 Weia Reinboud from Holland. Boom! World record. “She did not realize it was a world record,” Weia writes. “She also ran a national record of 16.43 (+1.5) in the 100. I myself improved my javelin distance to 31.10 (102-0). The weight change from 400 to 500 grams is nice. Linda Cohn already threw 37.50, but in Europe I do not know other throwers over 30 meters. So it could be a European record. Until real throwers take it from me. Results of the interclub meet where Riejje ane Weia excelled are posted here. The listed W75 world record for high jump is 1.18 (3-10 1/2) by Britain’s Rosemary Chrimes in 2012.

Rietje is a record-setting sprinter as well, and wears the Dutch colors nicely.

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June 22, 2014

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  1. annelies steekelenburg - June 23, 2014

    Congratulations to Rietje who was the WMA of 2005.
    It was a pleasure to have met her in Zierikzee at the European senior meet in 2009, the day this picture was taken.

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