Senior moments of the glorious kind

Mr John Chua, 74, has been sprinting competitively for the past three years, and won more than 10 medals at local and regional masters competitions. His timing counts him among the best in South-east Asia for his age group.
Seventy-four-year-old John Chua is blazing a trail for his peers, competing at a high level against more experienced foreign athletes, while breaking perceptions about ageing.
Seventy-four-year-old John Chua is blazing a trail for his peers, competing at a high level against more experienced foreign athletes, while breaking perceptions about ageing.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Far from retiring, older folks are flying the flag for S'pore at races - and winning

Don't be fooled by John Chua's wizened face, small build and greying hair. On the track, the 74-year-old can run 100m in 16.25 seconds.

In fact, the wine consultant, who has been sprinting competitively for the past three years, has won more than 10 medals at local and regional masters competitions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Senior moments of the glorious kind'. Print Edition | Subscribe