The oldest competitor at the 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games, Brisbane's 93-year-old Vince Home, will compete in indoor rowing at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday. Vince will be joined by wife Beryl.
The oldest competitor at the 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games, Brisbane's 93-year-old Vince Home, will compete in indoor rowing at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday. Vince will be joined by wife Beryl.

Masterful: Blind, deaf, oldest competitor stuns at Games

WHEN Vince Home lost his eyesight and his hearing, it was no longer safe for him to go on his daily walks.

But after being introduced to an indoor rowing machine six years ago, the 93-year-old Redlands local and his wife Beryl, 87, have rowed six days a week, every week, to stay active.

The duo are competing in the 80-plus division at the indoor rowing at this week's Pan Pacific Masters Games.

Mr Home, the oldest competitor among the 16,000 athletes at the entire Games, finished second yesterday against 80-year-olds, men 13 years his junior.

Mr Home used to manage a sheep station in Tara before moving to Brisbane where he worked as a sales manager and finishing up his working life as a Queensland Manager for Peter Kurts Real Estate.

Read the full story at the Gold Coast Bulletin


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