National News

Silver medal in javelin for 101-year-old woman

By The Canadian Press

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. - A 101-year-old Alberta woman is adding another track-and-field medal to her collection.

Florence Storch of Hanna has won a silver medal in javelin at the Canada 55-Plus Games in Strathcona County, east of Edmonton

Storch is the oldest competitor at this year's games and threw the long spear just over three metres.

She was bested by the only other female athlete in the over-85 category — 87-year-old Doreen Erskine of Moose Jaw, Sask., who threw slightly more than five metres.

Storch took up the sport about a decade ago and, when the weather's good, practises outside the seniors lodge where she lives.

She says she plans to keep throwing the javelin for as long as she can.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Penticton neighbourhood up in signs
 
Back Country Horsemen of B.C.
 
Empty coal trains to continue travelling on lightly-used SRY line in North Langley until Nov. 30
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Christian law school recognition
 
THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: Life on Lasqueti Island
 
Boil water advisory issued for Comox Valley
New generation begins at Nolan’s
 
Fire departments respond to school fire
 
‘He needs, I have.’

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.