It was a successful World Masters Games for two Ottawa Lions athletes who made their way to Torino, Italy last month, picking up a combined three medals. Leading the haul was sprinter Wendy Alexis, competing in the W55 category, as she picked up the sprint double, capturing gold in both the 100m and 200m. Alexis was the class of both fields, winning the 100m and 200m in 13.93 and 29.92 seconds respectively. As evidence of her dominance, her margin of victory in the 100m was 1.62 seconds and 1.56 in the 200m. For her efforts, Wendy was named Ontario Masters Athletics Athlete of the Month for August.
Finishing second to Alexis in the W55 100m was fellow Lion sprinter, Linda Tauvette, who claimed silver in a time of 15.55 seconds. Also competing in the 200m, Tauvette finished fourth with a time of 33.36 seconds.