NEVER TOO OLD: At 66-years-old, Laureen Tkacik is still hanging in there on the uneven bars.
NEVER TOO OLD: At 66-years-old, Laureen Tkacik is still hanging in there on the uneven bars. Declan Cooley

Fun and games at masters gym comp

IT WAS on for young and old at the Gladstone Gymnastics Club Masters Competition yesterday morning.

For only the second time the competition has been held in Gladstone. Club administrator Amy Dew said the number of competitors had doubled to 28.

Competitors ranged in age from 18 to 66 years, with the only qualification being competitors had to have been out of proper competition for more than two years.

After hopping off the uneven bars, eldest competitor Laureen Tkacik said that age was definitely not a barrier to staying fit and healthy.

"The older you are, the harder it becomes,” she said.

"But trained gymnasts have a muscle memory for skills and so I can do things I was doing as a nine-year-old.”

She still trains every day to keep fit.



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