Vancouver’s Americas Masters Games also hosted distant nations

The Americas Masters Games wrapped up Wednesday in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the results are here. Joy Upshaw won six golds, and was close to her own W55 American record (13.04) in the 80-meter hurdles. She ran 13.09 into a 1.2mps wind. But I was especially impressed by the range of foreign entrants. They came from other Americas — Bermuda, Barbados, Peru, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Argentina. But also from across a pond or two: UK, Poland, Australia, Lithuania, Germany, Italy and India. And I smiled to see perhaps a first: mixed-country relay teams. What fun that must have been! Good job, AMG. (And here’s video of M100 and W100 entrants running the 100. “Winning makes me happy,” says the lady.)

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September 1, 2016

4 Responses

  1. Rob Jerome - September 2, 2016

    Great vibes and the Olympic torch was lit for the occasion!

  2. Terry Parks - September 2, 2016

    I agree with Rob. A very fun meet. After the competitions, they had music and drinks downtown at the Convention Center.

  3. anonymous - September 2, 2016

    It looked like a lot of fun but unfortunately the number of athletes competing looked very sparse especially for the women. Maybe next time there will be more entries if this meet gets some good PR.

  4. Xavier Ibarreta - September 2, 2016

    Mexico had a mixed 4x400m team that ran real hard. Had the M35 champ run the 2nd leg. One of the ladies left it all on the track, but was absolutely gassed afterwards!

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