Still Flying Rio203
This seems to be the Olympics for the elderly, Well for the older athletes. Ruth Beitia (Spain) is thirty seven years old. This is her third appearance in the Olympic Women's High Jump where she had yet to win a medal. Tonight, she changed all of that by winning the Gold. Now that is the way to wash away all of her previous disappointment. Just after her unsuccessful third attempt at Beitia's height, the American Chaunte Lowe rushed over to give the Spaniard a heart felt hug. Lowe has also not medal in several Olympics, but did not resent her competitors success. Yet another example of the Olympic Spirit (and the compassion of female athletes).