|75 year old uncle throwing the javelin|
|Yupp..nearly 6pm and prize-giving ceremony was still not done.|
Saturday was the date for the 2nd Sabah Masters Athletic Championship. It was an open event where anybody over the age of 35 (35 is now considered a veteran oledi..) could participate and
- show off how even after the age of 35 you have managed to maintain your physical prowess
- model your sports attire
- defend your title (last year's event)
- win some medals in your age category ..so plenty of them
- just have fun (which was what I did)
Each participant can join up to 4 events and to register, you'd have to pay RM10 per event. I decided to just take part in the javelin and shot put. I had no ambition to win any medals initially since practice pun teda.. I just had two javelin practices before Saturday, and none for shot put. However, after looking at the list of participants in my age group, I thought, ah-ha.. there's a possibility.
So, anyways, for both events, I managed to win the silver. I am loathe to mention the throw distance since they were so pitiful. But boy did I have fun. Even though we were only given 1 try and 3 throws, thus making the competition less than a half hour event, I enjoyed myself (cuz I wasn't in any pressure to outdo the others). I enjoyed watching and cheering my other teammates running and throwing and jumping. I didn't even mind the sunburn (which is odd cuz I don't sunburn easily).
I think I'll take part next year and this time, I'll come prepared.