Javelin thrower Helen Beauchamp, 87, of Memphis, Tennessee. 2007 Senior Olympics, Louisville, Kentucky. 2007.
Senior athlete Helen Beauchamp, 87, of Memphis, Tennessee, is photographed participating in the 85-89 age bracket women's javelin event during the track and field competition at the 2007 Senior Olympics, held at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Park Soccer & Track Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky on June 29, 2007. ..Beauchamp, who competed in the hammer, shot put, long jump and discus in addition to the javelin, started running and racewalking in 1991. .."The Lord helped me be born with a strong body," said Beauchamp, a strict primitve Baptist who does not believe in dancing. "I remain active and intend to 'til I take it on up."..The event was sponsored by the National Senior Games Association, established in 1986, which oversees 50 state and 350 local and regional competitions for senior athletes in the United States each year. There are an estimated 250,000 senior athletes in training in the U.S. ...Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download