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Trussville athlete participates in the 2019 Senior Games

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – This year’s Senior Games took place in Albuquerque between June 14 through June 25, and Trussville was well represented.

The Senior Games take place every two years and give older athletes a chance to compete in fun, exciting and challenging games.

“They had 13,731 participants,” said senior athlete Jim Robinson of Trussville. “They cover everything from track and field to swimming, to basketball, to pickle ball, so many that I can’t name all of them.”

Birmingham hosted the event in 2017, which is what got Robinson into the event initially. The next Senior Games will be held Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Senior Athlete Jim Robinson on the winners podium in a red hat

“They had nine people that were 93 or above,” said Robinson. “And they had one lady that was 103.”

Robinson competed in swimming and horse shoes.

He placed in the following swimming events:

  • 12th in 50-meter freestyle
  • 13th in 100-meter freestyle
  • 12th in 200-meter freestyle
  • 13th in 50-meter breast-stroke

Robinson placed third in horse-shoes in the 75-79 age bracket.

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