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Athlete of the Year Recognition in Daegu
WMA 2016 AOY

Andrew Jamieson of Australia and Irene Obera of the USA are shown with WMA President Stan Perkins (center)

The Mayor and City of Daegu hosted a VIP Reception to honor World Masters Athletics and all the athletes attending the 2017 Indoor championships in Daegu. Each affiliate was invited to have two representatives attend and there was a large group of business and government people in attendance. The night featured great entertainment, excellent food and an opportunity for WMA to present the Athlete of the Year Awards to Andrew Jamieson of Australia and Irene Obera of the USA. The City was very proud to have the Awards as part of this function.

Both Andrew and Irene are great ambassadors for our Masters Athletics sport and were very busy after the ceremony with many athletes from around the world seeking a photo or more and an opportunity to congratulate both athletes for their outstanding achievements. This was the first time Irene won the award whereas Andrew previously won this award in 2007.

Stan Perkins
April 5, 2017