Australian Masters Athletics Championships: Mandurah athletes make an impact

Ossi Igel.
Lynne Choate.
Jim Davis.
Ossi Igel. Lynne Choate. Jim Davis.

MANDURAH senior track and field athlete Ossi Igel is the Australian champion for his age group in four events after competing in a national masters event in Darwin.

Igel had a brilliant championship and was one of the most successful athletes of the event.

He won the shot put with a distance of 11.72m, discus with 40.04m, weight throw with 14.85m and the throws pentathlon, accumulating 3469 points in the men’s 65 age group.

Igel also came third in the hammer throw (33.99m).

Also representing Mandurah at the annual Australian Masters Athletics Championships were Clive and Lynne Choate and Jim Davis.

Clive Choate came fourth in the javelin competition, despite some good throws with a distance of 27.62m, and eighth out of 13 in the discus with 25.25m.

Lynne Choate, WA’s queen of the sprints, bagged silver medals in the women’s 60 age group in the 200m sprint and the 4 x 400m relay and bronze in the 100m sprint.

Davis had some health problems before competing in Darwin but still won silver in the hammer throw (30.65m), shot put (9.48m), weight throw (10.77m) and the throws pentathlon (3234 points).

He also won bronze in the javelin (17.5m) and discus (22.95m).

A record number of more than 700 athletes from Australian and New Zealand took part in the event which was held in Darwin for the first time.

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