Masters Highland Games
Here you'll find information regarding competition of Heavy Events in the masters class (over 40), particular for the Netherlands. Although masters competitions are by far more popular in the USA, the number of Dutch master athletes is still increasing in the Netherlands. There are about 28 competitive masters in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We'll inform you about these athletes and their progress pursuing their national and international titles.
October 2018 - Report Masters World Championships 2018 - sanctioned by the SMAI - Stuttgart (Germany)
World Masters Highland Games silver medallist Hans Lolkema soaked up the thrill of winning his ‘Goliath versus Goliath’ battle at the Masters World Championships Highland Games in Stuttgart (Germany) in 2018.
The first clash in 2017 was in Iceland between Hans Lolkema (Netherlands) and multiple World Champion Michael Dickens (USA).
The Dutchman was already a predestined World Champ in 2017. But super athlete Dickens proved too strong for Hans that year and Lolkema had to settle for 2nd place.
In Germany 2018 it was the other way around and Mike was beaten by Hans in most events by inches. As a great sportsman, Mike acknowledged that Hans was better at most events on this memorable day in October 2018.
The other Dutch top athletes Wilfred van Est (Dutch Masters Champion) and Wybe Zeilstra (former Dutch Masters Champion) placed both 4th in their own age class. Wilfred's preparation was far from ideal through job related stress. So he will improve in the future from this placing.
Oldest active athlete from the Netherlands Godfried Kleinmeijer
also missed completely his peak through job stress and placed 5th
in the 55-59 class.
For the competing Dutchmen an succesfull event in one of the best
organized contests ever in the World Masters Championships.
For all results see the official website from the Masters World Championhips
Kudos to Petra and Uli Müller and of course Kevin Rogers!
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