The Tampere 2022 World Masters in Athletics in Finland is in dispute and there were positive developments regarding the Peruvian participation. Jaime León (80 years old), former president of Universitario, reached the runner-up position in the 80-84 year old category of the 100-meter modality, after setting a time of 14.88 seconds.
The presentation of the experienced national athlete began last Wednesday, in the qualifying round (semifinals). The former director was the protagonist in the third heat and set the record in that series: he finished his journey in 15.29 seconds. In second place appeared the German Manfred Arnd, who scored 15.48.
However, Jaime León still had tough rivals to overcome in order to become champion in the category, taking into account that he finished third in the general table. Hartmut Kraemer, also from Germany, emerged as the favorite in the competition, after recording the best period (14.42); while the Estonian Juhan Tennasilm was second (15.14).
And this Thursday the final test was developed in the Finnish contest, which concluded with the subtitle for the Peruvian athlete. According to the final report of the World Masters in Athletics, the former president of Universitario was in second place, with a time of 14.88 (improving his semifinal record).
For its part, the first place was in the hands of Hartmut Kraemer (14.31), who was the main candidate for the crown; and third place went to Manfred Arnd (15.23), both German representatives.
After completing his participation, Jaime León expressed his joy. “I am very proud of this world runner-up and breaking the national and South American record. This victory goes to the country that is going through difficult times and I can’t help but dedicate it to Universitario, a sports entity that I will always have in my heart”, the athlete confessed to Ovación.