Athletics: Perfect 10 for Solomon

By Ben Guild

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Bruce Solomon won gold in all 10 events he entered at the South Island Masters Games in Nelson. Photo / Supplied
Bruce Solomon won gold in all 10 events he entered at the South Island Masters Games in Nelson. Photo / Supplied

Tauranga Ramblers Masters athlete Bruce Solomon has pulled off a rare feat at the recently-completed South Island Masters Games in Nelson.

The 50-year-old recorded a clean sweep in all 10 events he entered - the 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, high jump, discus, javelin and shot put - picking up 10 gold medals for his troubles.

Solomon has made no secret of the fact he is after a number of records set by former All Blacks flyer Bruce McPhail, who played two tests for the national side in the 1950s.

The South African-born athlete was robbed of that opportunity by wind gusts outside the normal parameters, but he was otherwise happy with his outing.

"It was a hectic schedule and a great personal achievement for one day," said Solomon.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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