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Many know how MastersRankings evolves, much based on athlete requests and feedback, to meet your needs. The two biggest, where do I stand and where do I compete, are the major focus for MastersRankings. The goal is to keep performances up-to-date so you can see how well you are doing and keep track of your competitors. Keeping the lists up-to-date is a huge undertaking but, as you can see in the By the Numbers section of this email, is improving immensely. This is much due to the growing number of people who are devoted to insert results which includes a growing number of your national statisticians – many thanks to all. Daily performances from the WMA Championships in Perth and Daegu were loaded within 12 hours of the competitions ending. This also happens with many other competitions like the World Masters Games (all available results have been inserted daily) and, this year, you’ll see more complete meet results loaded the same day of a meet. More meet organizers are becoming aware and want to help ensure results are in the rankings.
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See all the great performances as the outdoor season heats up
 
Want to see how your competition is doing? Want to know how athletes in South Africa, Australia and other countries south of the equator did this summer? You can if you are a member and logged in.
 
Benefits of having a MastersRankings’ membership:
  • View complete 2017 lists throughout the year
  • View age grades (next to every applicable performance) and age graded rankings lists (click on Age Graded Rankings button) for each event (based on 2010 age grade factors which are yearly, not just 5 year groupings)
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  • Convenience features like selecting your preferred rankings lists and default competition country
  • View all performances in MastersRankings’ system (a very versatile tool with comparisons for athletes and countries with all listed performances)
  • Your contribution is US Tax Deductible – MastersRankings is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
  • Post your picture and bio (coming in May)
More features are planned and will be added for members. Why only members? 100% of the contributions pay for running the site and this site wouldn’t exist without members’ support and generosity. Thank you MastersRankings’ Members!
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Memberships can take up to 48 hours to activate. Please make sure you include enough information so I know whose membership I am activating (athlete name, age and nationality or forward your registration confirmation).
Upcoming Competitions
Many interesting meets and great travel destinations
 
The Upcoming Competitions is still in its infancy and needs meet organizers’ and your help to be a better resource. I will continue to think about and implement ways to make this effective. It is important to have a good, central resource with these competitions.
Many of you have said you really like the Upcoming Competition Promotions. It has been interesting working with these meet organizers and seeing how passionate they are about putting on great events for you. To reduce the number of communications you receive from me, I’ve put this month’s meet promotions lower in this newsletter.

 

Ranked Athlete Spotlight

I started throwing the javelin in my early teens and reached 50 meters at 19, winning a couple of County Championships (Norway). I was rubbish at any other event. I then went in the Army for 2 years, so very little throwing, – followed by 4 years in England studying Physiotherapy, during which I had a ‘partial subluxation’ of C2 on C3 (same level as Christopher Reeve/Superman) when landing on my head attempting gymnastics. The two vertebrae were fused together using steel wire and bone chips from my pelvis.

 

 

Want to be featured in future Spotlights? Have a compelling or motivating story? We’d love to feature you. Email me @ john.seto@mastersrankings.com with a little about you and your compelling story and I will send you a few questions to facilitate writing the article.
By the Numbers & Meet Results
Since Last Report:
  • 36,344 Performances Added (357 by Athletes)
  • Representing 10,275 Athletes from 61 Countries
  • 5,742 new athletes listed
Sample of Complete Meet Results Added:
Additionally, several thousand performances from 2013 – 2015 for Norwegian athletes, 2017 indoor rankings from Spain & Poland were inserted.
Notable Newly Entered Performances in the Rankings:
 
Note: all of these are links to the athletes’ profile, meet results in MastersRankings and the rankings list for this event (respectively)
Tserendolgor Tumurbat, MGL World Masters Games, NZL 9.73 in W75 Shot Put (2 Kg)
John Goldhammer, USA Mt Sac Relays, USA 53.76 in M60 Hammer Throw (5 Kg)
Ludmila Tisinova, ARG Torneo No. 3 Cadav, ARG 7.98 in W80 Shot Put (2 Kg)
Ian Reed, USA Hartnell Spring Fling (Open/Masters Day), USA 29.60 in M85 Discus (1 Kg)
David Carr, AUS Mawa State Championships, AUS 3:05.18 in M80 800 Meter Run
Nuria Fernández Dominguez, ESP Track & Field Meet, SRB 8:58.20 in W40 3000 Meter Run
Jeanne Daprano, USA World Masters Games, NZL 3:55.37 in W80 800 Meter Run
Sally Gibbs, NZL World Masters Games, NZL 17:59.92 in W50 5000 Meter Run
Christa Bortignon, CAN 2017 Bc Masters Indoor Championships, CAN 7.42 in W80 Triple Jump
Ruth Beitia Vila, ESP Track & Field Meet, ESP 1.98 in W35 High Jump
Paul Babits, USA Ball State Challenge, USA 4.30 in M55 Pole Vault
Deann Mayfield, AUS QMA T&f Championships, AUS 1.50 in W55 High Jump
Kathy Bergen, USA Mt Sac Relays, USA 15.75 in W75 100 Meter Dash
Karnell Vickers, USA Olympia Resources Meet 3, USA 7.21 in M50 60 Meter Dash
Carol Davis, AUS QMA Gc & Southern Championships, AUS 9.35 in W65 60 Meter Dash
Allen Woodard, USA 66th Annual Tsu Relays, USA 49.09 in M45 400 Meter Run
Marjorie Allison, AUS World Masters Games, NZL 38.71 in W70 200 Meter Hurdles
Antonín Kábele, CZE World Masters Games, NZL 55.54 in M80 200 Meter Hurdles
Victoria Mitchell, AUS All Comers Answ, AUS 6:23.78 in W30 2000m Steeplechase
Charmain Barnard, RSA Gauteng North Master Champs, RSA 12.05 in W45 80 Meter Hurdles

 

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