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Several New Hampshire older athletes showed silver, gold and bronze at the National Senior Games held earlier this month.
Fourteen Granite Staters earned medals in several different events, including triathlon, racquetball, tennis, javelin, road race, track and field, and pickleball. More than 50 New Hampshire seniors competed in the Birmingham, Ala., games, which were held June 2 to 15.
“It’s a terrific testament to the skills of these competitors as well as all of the other New Hampshire athletes who competed in Birmingham,” said George Tossati, chairman of the New Hampshire Senior Games. “They really had a great showing for our state.”
More than 500 athletes will be participating in the 30th annual New Hampshire Senior Games this summer.
“Thirty years is a great milestone and people, many of them elderly, continue to enjoy competing against others in their same age group,” said chairman George Tosatti of Manchester. “This summer we’re offering 16 different sporting events and there’s still time for people to register.”
BIRMINGHAM, AL – The winner’s podium at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL, had a local feel as Granite State athletes captured numerous medals during the two-week event (June 2- 15).
“It’s a terrific testament to the skills of these competitors- as well as all of the other NH athletes who competed in Birmingham,” said George Tosatti, Chair – New Hampshire Senior Games. “They really had a great showing for our state.”View Article
Rindge resident Billy Corey is in Birmingham, Alabama right now looking for a shot at redemption.
Two years ago, the 68-year-old racquetball player competed in the National Senior Games — the largest multi-sports event specifically devoted to people 50 and older — in doubles and singles racquetball, placing second and fifth respectively. In his return this year, Corey is hoping to come out on top.
“I think we have a great shot at winning this year,” said Corey, before his practice session at the Montachusett Community Branch YMCA in Fitchburg, Massachusetts last Thursday. “My partner [Mitch Milewski] is a terrific player. I’m going to try to stay out of his way.”View Article