San Diego Senior Olympians Carry The Torch
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Aired 9/27/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
A group of seniors prove getting old doesn't mean you can't compete in sports.
As the middle-aged begin to feel an ache here and a pain there, the temptation is to give up on strenuous activity. You might think that kind of thing is best left to the young, the age-range of kids who are at their peak, like Olympics athletes.
Right now in San Diego, we're learning there are all types of Olympic athletes - San Diego's Senior Olympics is underway.
Anyone over 50 can participate, but many of the most enthusiastic athletes are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. The activities of senior Olympians is documented in a new film 'Age of Champions' premiering in San Diego this weekend.
Cori Thompson - captain, San Diego Splash, women's basketball team
Audrey (Toodie) Wrighte - team member, San Diego Splash
Christopher Rufo - director, Age of Champions