50-year-old Ottey to com­pete

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING -

Fifty-year-old Mer­lene Ottey could be­come the old­est ath­lete to com­pete at the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships on July 31 af­ter Slove­nia named the sprinter to its 400-me­ter re­lay team. Ottey, a nat­u­ral­ized Slove­nian of Ja­maican ori­gin, has won 29 medals at ma­jor com­pe­ti­tions, in­clud­ing seven Olympics start­ing with Moscow in 1980.

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