The oldsters from all over the U.S. are converging in Pittsburgh tomorrow (Jun. 3) for the biennial event and will compete in 18 back-breaking, sweat-inducing events such as basketball, cycling, tennis, and racquetball.
The gray-hairs will range from 50 to over 100 years of age, with the average age being 65. They qualified for the games by placing first or second in their states Senior Games.
Although the oldster athletes are more brittle than the younguns who participate in the Olympic Summer Games, dont expect that to translate into more injuries.
Event spokeswoman Regina Parundik says there usually arent a lot of injuries because the old-timers are more careful and cognizant of what their bodies can and cant do.
The Senior Olympics ends June 18.
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