Adrian Meeuwissen trains on Aug. 8

Gold at the Seniors Games

Both of Houston's competitors at the 2012 Seniors Games returned with gold metals.

Two Houston competitors returned from Senior Games with gold metals.

The 2012 Senior Games, Aug. 20 to 24, were much enjoyed, said Adrian Meeuwissen, one of Houston’s two competitors this year.

He and his wife Jo, who is Houston’s other competitor, drove to Burnaby where the 2012 games were held and spent the weekend there.

“It was good,” said Adrian. “We had good weather, we had good competition, and good friendships.”

Out of the ten track and field events that he entered, Adrian won nine metals, he said – three bronze, three silver and three gold.

Adrian competed above   his  expectations, he said, adding that his highlights were winning gold in triple jump and weight throw, two events that he had not done well on in previous years.

Adrian also won gold in the 400 m, and took silver in 200 m and 100 m because of Norman Lesage, whose is the tenth best man in the world among the 80+ age group, said Adrian.

Adrian told his competitors that it would likely be his last year in track and field, he said, because his previously injured knee was bothering him quite a lot throughout the weekend.

“I’m going to get my knee and leg checked out and go from there,” he said, adding that he might try out a different, less physical sport.

Jo Meeuwissen also came back with gold from the 2000 m walking event she competed in.

“We are elated with the results,” said the Meeuwissens.

 

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