Christa Bortignon

Christa Bortignon (b. Jan 29, 1937) is a Canadian masters track and field athlete from West Vancouver, British Columbia.[1]

She holds thirteen world records in the Women's 75-79 division — five indoor (60m, 60m hurdles, 200m, pentathlon, 4X200 relay),[2] and eight outdoor (100m, 200m, 400m, 80m hurdles, 200m hurdles, triple jump, pentathlon and heptathlon).[3]

In 2013, she was chosen the World Masters Athletics, World Female Masters Athlete of the Year.[4] She was also the 2014 Canadian Masters Athletics (CMA) Canadian Athlete of the year.[5]

A former competitive tennis player, she began competing in Masters Track and Field in 2009, at age 72.[6]

References

  1. ^ "IAAF-WMA Best Master of the Year 2013" (PDF). World Masters Athletics. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Records Indoor Women". World Masters Athletics. 7 December 2014. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Records Outdoor Women". World Masters Athletics. 7 December 2014. Archived from the original on January 11, 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ Leitch, Scott (30 October 2013). "Canadian Christa Bortignon Wins World Masters Athlete of the Year". Canadian Running Magazine. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ "48th Athlete of the Year Award Winners". Sport BC. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. ^ Webb, Margaret (28 January 2014). "Why, at 76, this Great-grandmother's Still Running". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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