October 29, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – Athletics Canada congratulates Christa Bortignon of West Vancouver, B.C., who was named the 2013 World Masters Athletics’ (WMA) female Best Masters of the Year. This is one of the highest awards in Masters Athletics.
Christa competes in the women’s 75 age category in almost all events, including the 100-metres, high jump, javelin and heptathlon. She has set numerous World Records, among them in the 100-metres, 400-metres, 80-metre hurdles and heptathlon. Christa just returned from Porto Alegre, Brazil where she won eight gold medals at the World Masters Athletics World Championship.
The men’s award was won by Charles Allie of the United States in the men’s 65 age category. Both will be awarded at a Gala held in Monaco on Saturday November 16.