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Simon Van Baalen - Australian Record Holder.

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Gippsland Athletics Club Member Simon Van Baalen recently broke an Australian Masters Athletics record in the M45-49 100lb weight throw.

Competing with the Victorian Masters Athletics throwers group in Murrumbeena on 20/1/2020 Simon managed a throw of 4.53m, beating the previous record of 4.38m which was held by Grant Edwards of ACT.

This throw improved Simon's previously held Victorian Masters record of 4.26m.

Simon seems to have a knack for the weighted throws, also having broken the Victorian M45-49 weight throws pentathlon record where an athlete throws a series of 5 weights varying from 20lb to 56lb.

Simon has bettered the record on three occasions, most recently on the 23rd of February, beating his previous mark by nearly 200 points, bringing the record to 3717 points.

The Victorian Masters Athletics throwers group compete and train on Sundays regularly throughout the year (normally) with age categories ranging from 30+ to 100+.



Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2020 10:00  
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