Singapore's silver athletes: This 74-year-old can run 100m in 16.25 sec

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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.
74-year-old John Chua (second from left) will compete at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Spain in September. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - 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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