Petra Bajeat and Wolfgang Ritte have already been honored as athletes of the year in their countries. Wolfgang Ritte as German Masters Athlete 2014 and Petra Bajeat as French Masters Athlete 2018. EMA elected Petra as European Best Female Master Athlete 2018.
Petra Bajeat improved the world records W50 in long jump (indoor) and high jump indoor and outdoor and was twice World Champion at the World Masters Athletic Championships in Malaga.
Wolfgang Ritte achieved two fantastic M65 world records in the pole vault, both indoors and outdoors. At the WMAC in Malaga he won pole vault, long jump and 100-meter hurdles and became European champion in the pole vault at EMACI in Madrid.
Petra Bajeat (W50, FRA)
World records in 2018
Long Jump (indoor, 5.53) – World Record – Madrid
High Jump (indoor, 1.58) – World Record – Madrid
High Jump (outdoor, 1.61) – World Record – Saint Florentin
World Champion in 2018
High Jump (1.55) – World Champion in Malaga
Long Jump (5.33) – World Champion in Malaga
Read the report on the election of Petra Bajeat as European Best Female Master Athlete 2018 in the EMA-News: [# EMA-News, 12/31/2018]
Wolfgang Ritte (M65, GER)
World records in 2018
Pole vault (4.05) – World Record – Wipperfürth/GER
Pole vault (indoor, 3.96) – World Record – Madrid /ESP
World and European Champion in 2018
Long Jump ( 5.44) – World Champion in Málaga
Pole vault (3.90) – World Champion in Málaga
100m hurdles (16.26) – World Champion in Málaga
Pole vault (indoor, 3.96, WR) – European.Champion in Madrid
The versatile athlete Wolfgang Ritte supplemented his gold medal collection in Madrid and Malaga with silver and bronze. He received the silver medal in the 60 m hurdles and the bronze medal as a participant of the German M65 4x100m team..
Wolfgang Ritte has already achieved world records in the pole vault in different age groups 46 times. In 2018, he improved the European M65 record eleven times and the world record six times, indoor to 3.96 meters and outdoor to 4.05 meters.
Learn more about his achievements, his preparation for competitions and the secret of his success in the EMA report “Pole Vault in Masters Athletics”: [# EMA-News, 10/08/2018]