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Jamieson in a class of his own

FISH CREEK’S Andrew Jamieson’s World Masters Games success continues with gold medal performances in the Mens 65-69 20km and 10km racewalks.

Winning walkers: Russell Dickinson and Andrew Jamieson both performed well in racewalks at the World Masters Games in Brazil.

Winning walkers: Russell Dickinson and Andrew Jamieson both performed well in racewalks at the World Masters Games in Brazil.

This came after his Mens 65-69 5km racewalk resulted in a silver medal performance last week in Brazil.
Jamieson secured a win over 1980 Moscow Olympian Englishman Ian Richards in the 10km after he stole the gold in the 5km.
“I got my revenge in the 10km when Ian went out fast again and I stayed back a bit with a Mexican,” he said.
“By 4km Ian was coming back to us so I put on a surge, kept going and won by about 150m.”
Jamieson said his 20km race was a real test of endurance.
“The pace was slowish until the 10km mark when I put in a surge to break up the leading pack and went on to win by about 600m with England second and Mexico third,” he said.
South Coast Athletics member Russell Dickinson walked very well at the games as well.
Dickinson claimed 5th in the 10km and sixth in the 20km.
Dickinson and Jamieson together with another Victorian race walker, Ralph Bennet won the team gold medal in both 10km and 20km events.
“Overall the Aussies have done very well in these games with a lot of success and all have enjoyed Brazil with its exuberant and friendly people,” Jamieson said.

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