On Friday, the Super Senior World Team Championships wrapped up in Umag, Croatia. Canada was represented in eight categories, and expectations were high.
However, contrary to previous years, none of the Canadians came home with a crown. Still, the members of the national delegation gave it their all to deliver their best performances and should be very proud.
In the women’s event, the Canadians placed fourth out of eight teams and came close to winning a bronze medal to match the one they earned in 2016. Inge Weber, 82 years old, defeated world no.1 Roz King of the US in the semifinals to keep Canada in the race. Weber, who came close to hanging up her racquet after two hip surgeries, continues to impress on the courts. “I love it, and I’ve always loved it,” she said, adding that she plays to compete and meet up with friends around the world.
In the 70s age group, the women finished 13th out of 14 teams, while the 65-year-olds ended the week at no.7 out of 15. The 75-year-olds were 6th out of 10.
On the men’s side, the 65-year-olds improved on their results from two years ago by placing 11th out of 23 squads. In 2016, they were 12th out of 20.
The 70-year-olds closed things out at no.19 out of 24, the 75-year-olds were 13th out of 20 and the 80-year-olds were 7th out of 14.
Our super seniors are on a roll and will be the ones to watch at the next world championships and at the individual competition. Hats off to all of them for their great performances!