Don Chambers breaks Oceania Masters records

RUTHERGLEN’S Don Chambers has smashed three Oceania records on his way to a haul of 13 medals at the recent Oceania Masters.

The veteran Wodonga Athletics Club member, an Indigo councillor, brought home eight gold, four silver and bronze across a range of events at Bendigo.

Competing in the 75-79 age-group, Chambers broke the decathlon points record as he reeled in 4608 points across the multi-event discipline.

The previous record was 4492.

He smashed the 80-metre hurdles record by almost two seconds, finishing with a time of 18.50 on his way to gold.

He also broke the pole vault record.

Chamber’s five other gold medals came in the 100-metre, shotput, triple jump, throws pentathlon and high jump.

He claimed silver in the 60 metres, long jump, heavyweight and 300-metre hurdles, and bronze in the hammer throw.

More than 500 athletes took part in the event.

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