The 1st European Masters Games
Malmo, Sweden,
30 August to 6 September 2008

This was a really good, well-organized event, made up of more than a dozen sports. Well done to the organizers! It was an example of how well a small international meeting can be organized. I hope that the next EMG, in Italy in 2011 carries on the tradition.

I had a very good time myself, as part of a small squad of about 30 British athletes present. I was delighted to win the M50 100m and 200m gold medals.

I covered almost all of the track and field events with my camera when not racing, but had to return to the UK the day before the marathon and half-marathon races, so these are missing from my coverage.

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Saturday 30 August

The first day of the decathlon and heptathlon, plus 10,000 metres track events. There are also a few photos from the EMG Opening Ceremony that evening.

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Sunday 31 August

The conclusion of the multi-event competitions, plus the 800m events and women’s 10,000 metre races. The sun shone all day.

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Monday 1 September

Mostly a day of field events, hurdles and track walks. A wonderful sunny day.

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Tuesday 2 September

Make way for the sprinters! I won 100m gold. Thanks for holding my camera, Ingrid. Some great 1,500m races, too!

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Wednesday 3 September

So much happening in the stadium! Hurdles, 400m, 5,000m, long jump and javelin competitions.

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Thursday 4 September

I overslept and was too late for the women’s 10k walk, but covered all of the men’s 20k road walk races.

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Friday 5 September

The grace of the throwers today. I won 200m gold later in the day, but then had to rush to the airport to get home, so no photos of that. Sorry, sprinters.

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