Thursday, June 2, 2005

These Seniors Kick Canes To The Curb

PITTSBURGH (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Walkers and canes are as foreign to the 10,000 seniors who will participate in the 2005 Summer National Senior Games as computers are to cavemen.

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 state’s Senior Games.

Although the oldster athletes are more brittle than the young’uns who participate in the Olympic Summer Games, don’t expect that to translate into more injuries.

Event spokeswoman Regina Parundik says there usually aren’t a lot of injuries because the old-timers are “more careful and cognizant” of what their bodies can and can’t do.

The Senior Olympics ends June 18.

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