Rietje Dijkman’s photo is from Facebook, other photos by Alfred Hermes
One world record was not enough for Rietje Dijkman at the European Masters Athletics Championships in the province of Venice, Italy. After setting a new global mark in W80 triple jump and European 100m record at the beginning of the event, the Dutchwoman accomplished a double feat in Day 5. She equalled her age-group best performance in long jump, with a leap of 3.45, then broke the 400m world fastest time in 1:29.84.
Still in Caorle, Finland’s Jouni Tenhu improved his own M80 javelin world record with a throw of 45.85. Back in the track, Briton Caroline Powell ran an impressive W65 European record in 1:08.67 at 400m.
The pole vault competition had been cancelled on Sunday due to bad weather. It was postponed to Monday in Jesolo and Germany’s Wolfgang Ritte, world record holder, waited patiently in the shade for the delayed start of the M65 competition, where he won gold with 3.65.
Luca Cassai – Alfred Hermes