Only a small group of Masters athletes took park in the Kamloops’ Centennial meet, but this small group
produced a few outstanding results at Hillside Stadium, including six new world records, 13 new
Canadian records and 18 new BC records.
Doing it the “O. K. Way”, Olga Kotelko added six more world records to her already amazing total.
Olgo set new world standards (there were no previous W95 records in the jumps) in the high jump, long
jump and triple jump. Olga also broke the world record in the hammer throw (14.92m) which broke her
own world record of 14.76m from Budapest, weight throw (6.41m) and throws pentathlon (5338 points)
far superior to the previous WR of 3989 points. Olga would have had a 7th WR in the 100m (29.59) but
for a 2.5 m/s aiding wind. The listed WR is 35.48 seconds.
In addition to the records above, Olga broke two more Canadian records in the shot put ( 4.91m) and
discus (12.04m). Also breaking two Canadian records were Rose Hare in the W65 weight throw
(11.70m) and throws pentathlon (4021 points) and Myrtle Acton in the W80 discus (17.95m) and throws
pentathlon (her 3653 points beat Olga’s former total). Carolynn Boomer broke the W50 Canadian shot
put record of 11.00m by 2 cm (11.02m).
Three women broke BC records in the hammer throw. Cheryl Closkey and Rose Hare broke the W65
record but Rose gets the new record with her superior 30.37m throw. Kamloops resident Kathy Brand
broke the W70 record. Two more Kamloops residents broke BC records in the jumps. Miriam Cavani
broke the W50 long jump record and Margaret Rhebergen broke her own W55 triple jump record. Dave
McDonald broke the listed BC M60 record in the weight throw but he has a better throw of 15.41m