He is known throughout the world as the “Olympic Picasso” – a former Olympian in the 1984 and 1988 Games – whose two passions are sports and art. Now, at the World Athletics Master Championship held in Malaga, Roald Bradstock has again used his passions to win the silver medal in javelin throw for his category of more than 55 years.
“It’s about making my creativity participate in the sports world, and in particular, in the javelin … I honor this tool of the colors that sport transmits to me: happiness, courage, passion and positivity” reveals the artist.
“The goal of my life was to be an Olympic athlete and my dream of life was to be an Olympic artist and here I am,” he added. “Art is amazing, it does not understand time, place and time … it comes up and you have to let yourself go, and in this type of competition it’s easier for me to know my designs”.
Each stroke of the brush caresses the passion of Bradstock to return the art to this Championship, it colors and full of joy with their designs. “The athletes try hard, and do their best … with the artists, the same thing happens, that’s why it’s so easy to unite both disciplines”.
“I use color to make people feel happy in an environment where sometimes tension and nerves play tricks on you,” he concludes.