Bringing home the gold
Manchester, NH: 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 Tossati, Chair – New Hampshire Senior Games. “They really had a great showing for our state.”
Local medal winners included:
|Chuck Chokel||New Castle||60-64||Triathlon||Bronze|
|William Corey||Rindge||65-69||Doubles Racquetball||Silver|
|Thomas Diehl||Alexandria||75-79||Doubles Tennis||Gold|
|Hiroyo Fisher||Candia||65-69||Doubles Tennis||Silver|
|Manny Garcia||Deering||50-54||100-meter dash||Gold|
|Manny Garcia||Deering||50-54||50-meter dash||Gold|
|Ann Henderson||Keene||60-64||Doubles Tennis||Silver|
|Real Levasseur||Hooksett||65-69||Archery (barebow recurve)||Silver|
|Tom Luther||Durham||55-59||Cycling race-20k||Silver|
|Tom Luther||Durham||55-59||Cycling race-40k||Silver|
|Mitch Milewski||Nashua||65-69||Doubles Racquetball*||Silver|
|Stanley Moulton||Alton||80-84||1500 m race||Gold|
|William Swift||Amherst||70-74||Doubles Table Tennis||Bronze|
|Ronald Whitmore||Claremont||75-79||Triple Jump||Silver|
|William Wilson||Rye||75-79||Doubles Pickleball||Bronze|
*competed on a team with William Corey and played in the younger age group.
In all, more than 50 local athletes participated in the national games.
Mr. Tossati added that many of the athletes who traveled to Birmingham will be taking part in the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG), celebrating their 30th year this summer. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is the major sponsor of the games. Other sponsors include: John Castelot Financial Planning, Lamprey Health Care and Havenwood Heritage Heights.
NHSG offers 15 sports with competition kicking off on Sunday, June 25th and continuing through Labor Day. All events are open to athletes ages 40 and over. To learn more, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.
About the New Hampshire Senior Games
The mission of the Granite State Senior Games, Inc. (GSSG) is to promote, organize and effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the New Hampshire senior athlete and the 50+ population of the state of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefitting the well-being of adults as appropriate and focusing on the development of active and healthy lifestyles. Our mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.
Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and New Hampshire Registered Public Charity all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG). We are New Hampshire’s premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every two years. To learn more, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.