101-Year-Old Michigan Man Competes in 100-Meter Dash in Senior Olympics
"Believe it or not, I'm up to 100 pushups right now," Fred Winter said
At 101, Fred Winter could give Usain Bolt a run for his medals!
One day before Bolt won the 100-meter race in just 9.81 seconds at the Rio Olympics, Fred Winter thrilled the crowd at the Michigan Senior Olympics by completing the same race in just over a minute, according to the Oakland Press.
“Believe it or not, I’m up to 100 pushups right now,” the World War II Navy veteran said proudly. “You have to do them fast. If you just do them slow, you won’t make it.”
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When he wasn’t competing, the Holland, Michigan, man was escorted around the games in a wheelchair by his daughter, Darla Winter.
Winter also competed in the 50-meter dash and the high jump, according to Click on Detroit. He said the games were “lots of fun.”
Over 200 seniors competed in the Michigan Senior Olympics. Those who qualified Saturday will move on to the 2017 National Senior Games which will take place in June in Birmingham, Alabama.
“It keeps us motivated, moving [and] people cheer each other and that supportiveness is special,” said 73-year-old competitor Rebecca Wieland.