Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Age is a state of mind

I have been absent from the ether courtesy of lots of writing work - proof reading, and more proof reading. Also large on my agenda was the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin. We had the pleasure of a three day fencing tournament, which drew fencers in from far and wide and turned out to be a fun and vary competitive event. I was delighted to gain a bronze medal in the women's electric foil and came 4th in the mixed visual foil, and was one of many people walking around Dunedin with  a big grin and a Masters Games body ache!

One very special thing about the Masters Games, is it celebrates sporting competition at any age, and I wanted to share a couple of photos of a very special bout at the fencing. The fencers' combined age is 171 years! These octogenarians are an inspiration.

Doug Williamson (Auckland) vs Ted Nye (Dunedin)

Elder statesmen of fencing.

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - Those pictures are great! And a fine reminder that age is only a number...

Officer in Charge said...

Congratulations! Now, put away your foil and get back to that proofreading - we want to see the next book!

Erin said...

I love seeing action photos... now can we see the younger contingent?