Pinoy tracksters bag 2 medals in World Masters

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The Philippine masters athletics team claimed two medals – one silver and one bronze – in the prestigious 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships being held in Lyon, France.

Former Southeast Asian Games medalist Danilo Fresnido delivered the country’s silver medal in the men’s javelin throw (40 years) following his 62.97-meter performance in the tournament participated by more than 50 countries.

Latvia’s Eriks Rags topped the event with a 65.80m output while Hungary’s Lajos Varga took the bronze in 58.04m.

Asia Masters Athletics reigning cham-pion Emerson Obiena contributed one bronze in the men’s pole vault (50 years).


He registered 4.05m to settle for the third place honors behind gold medalist Rivero Hernandez of Spain and silver winner Marc Spony of France.

Veteran campaigner Erlinda Lavandia, on the other hand, failed to make it to the podium in the women’s javelin throw (60 years).

Lavandia, a gold medalist in the 2014 Asia Masters Athletics Championships, submitted 28.23m good for fifth place.

American Linda Cohn pocketed the gold with 34.11m while Anne Kirst Jensen of Denmark (30.89m) and An Akkerman-Smits of the Netherlands (28.91m), won the silver and bronze, respectively.

Long-distance runner Lorna Vejano will be gunning for medal in the women’s marathon (55 years) scheduled on Sunday (August 16).

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