Angela Copson WRs stamp her as favorite for WMA Female AofY

So who’s going to challenge W70 Angela Copson of Britain for WMA Best Athlete of the Year? As her local paper reports: “Angela Copson came away with six individual gold medals and two team silvers from the European Masters Championships at Aarhus in Denmark last week. The Rugby & Northampton AC star is in her first year as a W70 runner, for female athletes aged 70 and over. She had already set five world records or bests this year before taking part in her first race of the championships, which was the 10,000m, where she broke another world record [with a 44:25.1]. … On the penultimate day of the championships she then set another world record. This time in the 800m when she recorded 2:51.49 to win by over 18 seconds.” The listed WRs are 2:59.55 by Germany’s Elfriede Hodapp and, in the 10K, 44:43.27 by Aussie Lavinia Petrie. Another WR came in the W70 4×100, where the German team of Karin Foerster, Petra Zoerner, Karin Stump and WR holder Ingrid Meier ran 64.28 to crush the listed WR of 66.05 by a German team in 1993. What others records am I missing?

Here’s how Alex Rotas captioned her photo of fellow Brit Angela: “This is the look of joy and triumph on the face of Angela Copson, 70, as she crosses the finishing line and sees that she’s made a new world record in the 10,000m track race at #Aarhus in the European Masters Athletics Championships 2017 #EMACS2017 today. Her time of 44.25mins was 3 minutes (yes! 3 minutes) faster than the existing European record for the women’s 70-74 year old age group and 18 seconds faster than the existing world record. Utterly amazing! Feel so privileged to have been there and to have witnessed every cruel lap of the race. Angela, you are a legend.”

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August 10, 2017

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  1. Luigi Fasolato - August 11, 2017

    4×100 Relay M85 1’14″52 GERMANY (Ernst ZUBER – Karl STEINER – Horst PFEIFFER – Herbert E. MUELLER)

    Short Hurdles W60 12″90 (w-0,1) Jane HORDER (GBR)

    Long Hurdles W55 48″74 Susan FRISBY (GBR)

    Hammer Throw W90 18.21 Hilja BAKHOFF (EST)

    4×400 Relay W60 4’44″07 GREAT BRITAIN (Helen GODSELL – Edna ROE – Jane HORDER – Caroline POWELL)

    Other results indicated as world records not are the best performance of the same athlet in this season (see Michaela Loghin in Shot put W65 and Hilja Bakhoff in weight throw and throws pentathlon)

  2. Ken Stone - August 14, 2017

    Also should note that Kathy Martin has a strong case for female AoY off her WRs and Daegu meet.

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