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Marc Sokolik Keeps On Winning Medals

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Marc Sokolik has done it again. In his latest St. Louis, Memorial Day, Senior Olympics competition, with 1800 competitors, he placed sixth or better in all 11 events he entered: four golds, two bronzes, one fourth, two fifths, two sixths. I love the different events he competes in. I mean this guy is 71 years old. I bet he could beat many people half his age! You can read about him and his earlier achievements by typing his name in the search box above right.

BENCH PRESS GOLD MEDAL…145 LB
SOCCER KICK GOLD MEDAL…6 OUT OF TEN KICKS
FOOTBALL ACCURACY GOLD MEDAL…51 POINTS
BASKETBALL AROUND THE WORLD GOLD MEDAL…11 OUT OF 15 SHOTS
SHOT PUT BRONZE MEDAL…30′ 10″
FOOTBALL FOR DISTANCE BRONZE MEDAL…33 YARDS
FOOTBALL PUNT FOR DISTANCE 4TH PLACE…33 YARDS
BASKETBALL FREE THROWS… 5TH PLACE
SOFTBALL DISTANCE…5TH PLACE 112′
SOFTBALL ACCURACY…6TH PLACE
FOOTBALL KICKOFF FOR DISTANCE 6TH PLACE

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Marc Sokolik Wins Six Medals At St. Louis Senior Olympics

Marc Sokolik throws a silver medal shot put—5/30/11

Marc Sokolik continues to amaze us all. He is 70 and a terrific life-long athlete. You can read about him in earlier stories , as he continues to compete in various Senior Olympics. Here are his latest results from St. Louis.

IRA,
YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS ONE, BUT I ENTERED 9 EVENTS AND MEDALED IN 6 OF THEM.
I AM ATTACHING A SHOT PUT AND MEDAL PICTURE ALONG WITH THE EVENT LIST.

MAY 28, 2011
STL SR. OLYMPICS
BRONZE BASKETBALL
16 OF 20 FREE THROWS

MAY 29, 2011
STL SR. OLYMPICS
SILVER 99′ FOOTBALL DISTANCE

MAY 29, 2011
STL SR. OLYMPICS
GOLD BENCH PRESS 150#

MAY 29, 2011
STL SR. OLYMPICS
GOLD SOCCER KICK
6 OUT OF 10 KICKS

MAY 29, 2011
STL SR. OLYMPICS
BRONZE 118′ SOFTBALL DISTANCE

MAY 30, 2011
STL SR. OLYMPICS
SILVER SHOT PUT 33′ 2″

he won six medals at the St. Louis Senior Olympics—5/11

When I asked him how many people compete in each event, which is sub-divided by age groups, he wrote me that “EVERY EVENT IS DIFFERENT. ON AVERAGE THERE ARE ALWAYS 10-12 COMPETITORS, BUT AS THE AGE ADVANCES THE NUMBER DIMINISHES. THAT IS WHY I JOKE ABOUT WINNING (MORE GOLDS) AT 80.” He also said that this was the first year he has competed in the bench press, and he won a gold in that event. Watta Guy!!!

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Marc Sokolik: “Like The Energizer Bunny, I Just Keep Throwing The Shot”

Marc Sokolik of St. Louis, Missouri has thrived on sports his whole life:

I STARTED THROWING THE SHOT PUT AT NAUTILUS JR HIGH (MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA), BUT IN HIGH SCHOOL AT 5’6″ AND 160 LBS, I WAS TOLD I WAS TOO SMALL TO THROW THE SHOT.

Marc Sokolik gives his all as he puts the shot—5/08

Marc Sokolik gives his all as he puts the shot—5/08

I HAVE STAYED INVOLVED IN SPORTS AND FITNESS THROUGHOUT MY LIFE. IN MY THIRTIES I PLAYED IN AN UNDER-SIX-FOOT BASKETBALL LEAGUE UNTIL I WAS 40 AND ALSO PLAYED QUARTERBACK IN A MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE UNTIL I WAS 36.

ALL THE WHILE FOR RECREATION I HAVE GONE IN THE BACKYARD AND THROWN THE SHOT PUT JUST FOR FUN AND THE CHALLENGE OF SEEING HOW FAR I COULD THROW IT.

IN THE EARLY NINETIES WHEN I TURNED 50, ST. LOUIS CREATED A SENIOR OLYMPICS (NOT SURE WHAT YEAR), AND I STARTED THROWING THE SHOT COMPETITIVELY ALONG WITH THE OTHER EVENTS, AND I HAVE JUST KEPT DOING IT. I DO NOT COMPETE AGAINST THE OTHERS, AS THEY ARE ALL BIGGER THAN ME STILL, BUT AS THEY DIE, BECOME UNABLE TO COMPETE OR JUST DROP OUT, LIKE THE ENERGIZER BUNNY, I JUST KEEP THROWING… AND BY THE TIME I AM 80 GOD WILLING, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE THE ONLY ENTRANT AND GET A GOLD MEDAL.

I DO WORK OUT DAILY DOING CARDIOVASCULAR AS A PART OF MY ROUTINE, AND THEN I MIX IN SMALL TO MEDIUM WEIGHTS FOR MUSCLE TONE AND STRENGTH OF WHICH I HAVE NEITHER.

I HAVE ATTACHED SOME PICTURES FR0M BOTH THE ARIZONA AND ST. LOUIS SENIOR OLYMPICS. IN BOTH OF THESE I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SCORE BRONZE MEDALS WITH THROWS FOR 30-32′ TAKE CARE AND THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST.

Marc Sokolik (rt) takes the Bronze medal at the 2005 Arizona Senior Olympics

Marc Sokolik (rt) takes the Bronze medal at the 2005 Arizona Senior Olympics

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