Date
14 December 2017
Cheung Suet-ling acknowledges the crowd and celebrates her win (inset) in the women's 200-meter race. Photos: Facebook/Hong Kong Masters Runner
Cheung Suet-ling acknowledges the crowd and celebrates her win (inset) in the women's 200-meter race. Photos: Facebook/Hong Kong Masters Runner

HK nonagenarian wins second gold in world athletics meet

A 93-year-old Hong Kong woman bagged a second gold medal in the biennial World Masters Athletics Championships in the South Korean city of Daegu.

Cheung Suet-ling, the oldest athlete in the competition, finished the women’s 200-meter race in a time of two minutes 24.19 seconds, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

She was awarded the gold medal as the lone competitor in the event. Earlier in the week, Cheung took the gold medal in the 60-meter race for nonagenarians. 

A video clip of the event shows Cheung running a perfect race, with some spectators standing up and clapping for her. 

In an interview with Ming Pao Daily, Cheung said she enjoyed the race and felt no pressure at all.

She said she did not run a perfect race in the 60-meter event because she had just arrived from Hong Kong and had not yet settled down.

Cheung said she still suffers from some pain in her wist but it is not a problem for her.

Cheung will return to Hong Kong on Sunday, along with her daughter who competes for Hong Kong in the women’s shot put in the 55-59 age group.

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