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Ms Elsa Meyer

The Order of Ikhamanga in

Bronze
Ms Elsa Meyer Awarded for:
Her outstanding contribution to the field of senior athletics and encouraging the elderly to remain fit in their matured years.
Profile of Ms Elsa Meyer

Ms Elsa Meyer is a remarkable athlete. During the last 10 years she has excelled as a master athlete, competing with the best in the world. As a race walker, she has achieved South African records in the 5 000 metres, 10 km and 20 km.

At the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Australia in 2016, she won a silver medal in the 5 000 metres and a gold medal in the 20 km for the age category 60-64. At the World Masters Championships held in Brazil in 2013, she won gold medals in the 5 000 metres, 10 km and 20 km for the age category 65-69.

At the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Australia she won gold medals in the 5 000 metres, 10 km and 20 km for the age category 70-74. She also broke the world record in the 20 km.

Her achievements came through hard work and dedication. She is an inspiration to the young and old. She is the perfect example of what can be achieved at an age when most people do not think there is much more to be achieved anymore.