Medalists at the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics diving events Saturday, Sept. 15. Duane Clayton-Cox from Burke (first row, left) won a blue ribbon in the 65-69 men’s category.
Photo by Shirley Ruhe.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) opened its eleven days of competitive events on Saturday, Sept. 15 with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. followed by track, rowing and diving events. Six diving competitors faced off at Washington and Lee Aquatics Center in Arlington.
Duane Clayton-Cox, a resident of Burke, competed in the opening day diving events at the NVSO. He says he used to do a double twist and flip "but not anymore." Today he will perform an inward dive straight position. He won a blue ribbon in the men's 65-69-year category with a total score of 201.15.
This year 857 participants signed up for NVSO with Doris Woodring the oldest competitor at 108 in Mexican train dominoes.
The events are being held at 29 community and senior centers, parks and schools around Northern Virginia from Fairfax Senior Center, Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington, Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke and Lincolnia Senior Center in Alexandria.
Participants are required to be 50 years of age or older as of Dec. 31, 2018 and reside in the Cities of Fairfax, Alexandria or Falls Church or the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun or Prince William.
Events range from football and frisbee throw, swimming and track, shot put, bowling, golf, orienteering, and cornhole as well as bridge and cribbage.