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Sticky: Roald Bradstock wins silver at 2012 UK OlympicTrials aged 50!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Fifty-year-old Roald Bradstock wins javelin silver at Aviva Trials
Performance artist throws 72.78m

Andy Bull in Birmingham

The Observer, Saturday 23 June 2012 11.33 EDT

Roald Bradstock celebrates his javelin throw during the men’s final at the Aviva 2012 UK Olympic Trials and Championship at Alexander Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

It was not hard to pick out Roald Bradstock at the Aviva Trials. He was the 50-year-old performance artist wearing a tracksuit top from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, over the top of a kit emblazoned with the Union Jack that he had hand-painted. It helped, too, that he threw 72.78m. That was good enough to win him a silver medal behind 27-year-old Lee Doran, from Sheffield, and made him the oldest man to win a medal at the championships since 1936. (more…)