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Local resident captures gold at games
by Shain Gillet
Oct 25, 2010 | 554 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BOUNTIFUL — The Huntsman World Senior Games may have ended recently, but the rewards that follow are always there for the seniors who participated in the events.

Cleon Tucker, a resident of Bountiful, took home a pair of gold medals for his efforts in the basketball competition during the weekend of Oct. 9-11.

In his 21 years of competition in the games his total medal count is now up to 46, with 31 of those being gold medals.

“I was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007,” he said. “It is always an honor to take part in the games.”

The games started roughly 24 years ago and is considered a world-class, olympic type environment for athletes still competing at 50 years of age or older.

The games are always held in October for two weeks, and take place in St. George.

The games includes roughly 10,000 athletes who take part in 27 sports and represent at least 25 countries annually.

“One of the things that makes this event so unique is that it is more than just a collection of sporting events,” said Kyle Case, CEO of the games. “It’s a total experience, so much more than just another sports competition.

“We like to invite athletes of all skill levels to experience the games for themselves.”

For more information about the event, visit www.seniorgames.net.
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