SD Centenarian Wins Gold At National Senior Games
by Associated Press
August 05, 2013 11:05 AM
A 100-year-old Highmore man has brought home three gold medals from the National Senior Games in Cleveland.
John Zilverberg won his age division in the hammer throw, javelin and singles bowling. He also won silver in the shot put and discus. He was 99 when he competed and turned 100 on Friday, the day he returned home.
Zilverberg credits much of his longevity and energy to the decades he spent ranching. He's been competing in the Senior Games since 1985, and plans to compete in the next games in Minneapolis in 2015.