IRA—FINALLY GOT THE PICTURES OF ARIZONA’S SHORTEST SHOT PUTTER WINNING A BRONZE MEDAL AT THE SENIOR OLYMPICS IN FEB 2010. STILL THROWING IN THE 65-69 AGE GROUP UNTIL DECEMBER, AND ONLY 10 YEARS AWAY FROM THAT GOLD MEDAL AT, 80 WHEN I WILL BE THE ONLY COMPETITOR.

You can learn more about Marc’s sports background and success by visiting this site. He has been putting the shot since junior high school, and has been winning Senior Olympic medals since 2005. I asked Marc how many competitors are left standing now, and how far he threw that little lead globe? Here is his response. What a fantastic athlete this guy is. There aren’t many like him!

OKAY I AM GOING TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE:
IN THE FEB ARIZONA SR OLYMPICS I THREW THE SHOT PUT 31′ 5″
AND GOT THE BRONZE OUT OF 13 COMPETITORS IN MY AGE GROUP.
IT WAS A NATIONAL SR OLYMPICS QUALIFYING MEET SO THE COMPETITION
WAS A LITTLE STIFFER.

It sure was tougher. Last Senior Olympics competition in Arizona, he came in second with a 31 foot throw, and the gold medal went to someone who threw the shot just 31’1″

THIS PAST MEMORIAL DAY I ENTERED THE ST. LOUIS SR OLYMPICS AND DID NOT
GET ONE MEDAL, BUT HERE IS HOW I DID

SHOT PUT 4TH PLACE 31′ 5 1/2″ 13 COMPETITORS
FOOTBALL DISTANCE 33 YARDS 5TH PLACE 45 COMPETITORS
FOOTBALL ACCURACY 6 OUT OF 10 THROWS 5TH PLACE 45 COMPETITORS
SOFTBALL DISTANCE 38 YARDS 6TH PLACE 45 COMPETITORS
SOFTBALL ACCURACY 6 OUT OF 10 THROWS 5TH PLACE 45 COMPETITORS
AROUND THE WORLD BASKETBALL 6 OUT OF 15 OUT OF THE MONEY

NOT BAD FOR A BAD NECK AND BACK AND A PARTIALLY TORN ROTATOR
CUFF, BUT I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR WHEN I MOVE UP TO 70-74
AND BECOME THE YOUNGEST IN MY AGE GROUP.

Marc Sokolick lets another shotput fly—2/10


Another bronze for Marc at the Arizona Senior Olympics—2/10