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In Competitive Mode at Senior Olympics
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In Competitive Mode at Senior Olympics

Swimmers take their starting positions on the blocks for the second heat of the 100 yard freestyle.

Swimmers take their starting positions on the blocks for the second heat of the 100 yard freestyle. Photo by Tom Manning/The Connection

Skills Competition

Senior Olympics’ Football and Frisbee Throw and Softball Hit and Throw events were held at Wakefield District Park in Annandale on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Leonard Kalkwarf from Springfield throws a Frisbee in the 85-89 age group. He won a gold medal with a throw of 53’ 6”.

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Barry Shelkin from Alexandria, with his son Paul Shelkin standing by his side, throws the football in the 85-89 age group.

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Lori Grimm from Arlington outthrew her competition in the 60-64 age group with a distance of 86’ 5” to win a gold medal.

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Doug Hastings from Alexandria hit the softball 189 feet to earn a silver medal in the 65-69 age group.

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Clarence John Wells-Martin from Herndon competes in the softball hit event in the 70-74 age group.

Swimming

Senior Olympics Swimming was held at the Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling on Friday, Sept. 15.

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Betsy Boswell from Vienna competes in the 100 yard breaststroke. She won a gold medal in the 60-65 age group with a time of 1:51.31.

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Joanne Shabelski from Alexandria waits for start of the 50 yard breaststroke in the 55-59 age group. She won a silver medal in the event and is an Alexandria Masters Swimming member.

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John Dineen from Springfield swims his way to a gold medal in the 50 yard breaststroke in the 75-79 age group. He stays in shape by working out every day at the South Run RECenter.

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Thomas Godwin from McLean medaled in three events in the 65-69 age group: gold in the 50 yard freestyle, silver in the 50 yard breaststroke, and bronze in the 100 yard freestyle. Godwin is a lifelong swimmer and mostly swims in the summer for the past 10 years. This was his second Senior Olympics.

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Medal winners in the 50 yard backstroke in the 85-89 age group — from left: Don McPherson from Ashburn won silver, Phil Case from Springfield won gold, and Willard Rieger from Springfield won bronze.

Field Events

The Senior Olympics’ Field Events were held at Falls Church High School on Sunday, Sept. 17.

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Doug Hastings from Alexandria lunges forward with raised arms in the standing long jump in the 65-69 age group.

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Thomas Sullivan from Oakton prepares to throw the shot in the 70-74 age group.

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Alease Brooks from Arlington competes in the discus in the 80-84 age group.

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Maureen Pan from Alexandria warms up before completion begins in the discus in the 50-54 age group.

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Herb Levitan from Arlington launches the mini javelin in the 75-79 age group.

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Lisa Ninomiya from Vienna throws the mini javelin in the 55-59 age group.