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Lamont and Conway among the medals


There were more medals for Gisborne veteran athletes at the 30th New Zealand Masters Games in Whanganui this week — notably a 16-medal haul across five sports by multisporter Pete Lamont.

He opened with a triathlon bronze in the 60-plus age group, followed with a silver in a 14-kilometre kayak river race, then won gold and two silvers over 500-metre to 2000m distances in indoor rowing, and a bronze in a sprint duathlon in the city centre.

He capped this with two successful nights in the pool, scoring a gold, five silver and four bronze medals in his age group over a range of distances, strokes and medleys.

Fellow 60-plus multisporter Dave Conway won 200m and 500m kayak sprint silvers, a gold in the 14-kilometre river race and a silver in the duathlon.

He was fourth and Lamont fifth in their age group in the Durie Hill steps gutbuster race up and down the 300-plus steps of the hill and tower.

These added to the three medals won on the road by evergreen veteran cyclist Neil Robinson on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Robinson won gold in the 75-to-79-year 20km time trial and 44km road race, and silver in the 1.6km hill climb.

Pete Lamont