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Kamloops pair medal at international Masters Athletics Championships

Sunette Lessing and Dwight Liburd
Sunette Lessing and Dwight Liburd. (via Kamloops Track And Field Club)

Two Kamloops track athletes turned in podium-worthy performances for Canada at the 2019 North and Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics (NCCWMA) Championships in Toronto over the weekend (July 18 to 21). 

Sunette Lessing won gold in both long jump (bounding 4.67 metres) and high jump (1.45 metres) for the women's 50-to-54 group. She also got silver in the pentathlon for her age group and got a bronze in the 80m hurdles, running the race in 14.02 seconds. 

Competing in the men's 35-to-39 age group, local Dwight Liburd won gold in the long jump with a leap of 6.25 metres and came first in triple jump, sailing 12.13 metres. He also collected silver in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 100m.

Over 1,100 athletes from 32 countries competed at the four-day meet.

Lessing and Liburd will return to Toronto next year with more Kamloops athletes for the 2020 World Masters Athletic Outdoors Championships.



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