Maltese Masters athletes proved that age is just a number with a remarkable performance
at the World Masters Championships held in Torun, Poland. Over 4000 athletes took part in
the Ninth edition of this event which keeps growing in stature year after year as many
experienced athletes continue to register strong results beyond the traditonal sporting age
With a superb performance, Neil Brimmer established a new indoor record in the 800m
over 35 male category, with a 2:02’07 timing, ahead of experienced athletes from Spain, the
UK, Norway, Portugal and the Czech Republic among others.
David Bezzina improved his two new national benchmarks in the 400m (58:12) and 800m
(2:16’84) in the over 40 category.
On the field, Antonella Chouhal followed-up on her achievements at the recent European
Championships bringing home an impressive bronze medal in the hammer throw, with
adverse weather conditions affecting this particular competition. She also placed sixth in the
Harder luck for Rachid Chouhal, who was unfortunate to miss out on a medal in the long
jump despite a 6.30m jump, finishing in equal third place, but still missing on bronze on
countback. He also made it through two rounds to the final on the 60m sprint where he
placed sixth with a creditable 7.37s finish time.