Between the 4th and the 16th of September of this year the World Athletics Master’s Championship is celebrated in the city of Malaga. More than 8,000 athletes from all continents will take part in it.
The Malagueño Independent Athletics Club is the Andalusian club with the most athletes registered for this Championship with a total of 39.
Among them stand out athletes such as Yolanda Castillo, Lydia Prado, Óscar González, Gregorio Martínez, Luis Palma and Jesús Osorio.
Yolanda Castillo is the new Spanish champion of 80m hurdles and 300m hurdles in the W50 category of the Spanish Outdoor Master Championship held this year in Vitoria.
The athlete Lydia Prado of the Malagueño Independent Athletics Club has proven to be unbeatable in the length test of the W55 category. This season has been proclaimed champion of Spain of jump length both on indoor and outdoor.
Jesús Osorio will be the oldest athlete of the club competing with 82 years in the 100m trials, discus and weight. In 2017 he was the Spanish champion of discus and javelin throwing in his category.
The sprinters Luis Palma and Gregorio Martínez are part of the 4×100 relay team that won gold in the M40 category this season in the Outdoor Spanish Masters Championship. In the World Championship the best ones will be measured in the individual speed events and they expect to be in optimal conditions to opt to be part of the relay team that represents Spain.
The athlete of combined tests Óscar González and holds the record of the Pentathlon World on indoor track M35, will fight in his current category M40 in the decathlon with option to medal. The pupil of Carlos Azulay was in his time several times champion of Spain of decathlon in absolute category.