Octogenarian still hale and hearty

About 500 athletes aged 35 and above will be taking part in the two-day Singapore Masters Open Track and Field Championships at the Toa Payoh Stadium. Yesterday saw the competition's most senior athlete, 85-year-old Chan Meng Hui (left), getting a fi
85-year-old Chan Meng Hui (left)ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

About 500 athletes aged 35 and above will be taking part in the two-day Singapore Masters Open Track and Field Championships at the Toa Payoh Stadium. Yesterday saw the competition's most senior athlete, 85-year-old Chan Meng Hui, getting a fine start in the 100m sprint. He clocked 24.02sec and was declared winner of his men's over-80 category as his one other Indonesian rival did not start.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 27, 2015, with the headline 'Octogenarian still hale and hearty'. Print Edition | Subscribe