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Geraldton Athletes win gold at the 2022 Australian Masters Games

Two Geraldton athletes have won an impressive eight medals between them at the 2022 Australian Masters Games held in Perth from April 23-30.

Michelle Link, 60, and Elizabeth Szczepanska, 70, competed in the games in athletics and brought back an impressive eight medals between them in throwing events; discus, shot put, javelin, hammer throw, weight throw and weight pentathlon.

Their haul included two gold medals, four silver medals and two bronze medals.

Szczepanska is a principal psychologist and director of B Well Psychology, while Link is a certified life coach and personal trainer.

Both masters athletes are experienced professionals and believe the best way to show professional integrity is “walk the talk”.

It was only the second time WA had hosted the games.

The AMG have been held every two years since 1987 and make a major contribution to masters sport and the economies hosting the event.

Over eight days of competition, 6000 masters athletes from 48 sports turned out to compete in the games in the nation’s biggest multi-sport event, promoting the importance of fitness and healthy living.

The oldest competitor in action on the track was Cecil Walkley, 92, who won gold in his track event at this year’s games, just three years after suffering a stroke and breaking his ankle last year.

The Australian Masters Games finished with a celebration of masters sports at the WA Museum, Boola Bardip.

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