West Van super senior Christa Bortignon jumps back into the record books

West Vancouver super senior Christa Bortignon added to her medal and record tally at the World Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships held last month in Torun, Poland.

The 82-year-old scored four gold medals in the 80-84 age division and tied her own world record in the long jump with a leap of 3.28 metres.

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Bortignon also claimed gold medals in the 60-m race in a time of 10.96; the 200-m race in a time of 39.50; and the triple with a distance of 6.62 m. Bortignon collected more than half of the seven gold medals won by Canadian athletes at the meet, which was attended by more than 4,000 masters athletes from around the world.

Bortignon is back on track after breaking her ankle two years ago. According to her tallies, she has set 38 world age-group records since she began competing in track and field at age 72 in 2009.

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