Athletes prepare for the 2009 National Senior Games: A 100-year-old tennis player from Cape Cod; 80-year-old brothers from Washington, D.C., who swim; a Texas widower who finds solace in training; and his rival, an 86-year-old champion in field events intent on winning the world record in the pole vault for persons over 80. A women’s basketball team from Louisiana is all about hairdos and drawls off the court but are tigers on the court. We watch the athletes train, they talk about why they compete, and their family members and friends comment. One of the brothers undergoes cancer treatment. Then, they head to San Francisco to go for the gold.
“Age of Champions” is a film for the ages! This inspiring and fascinating documentary features seniors of all ages, even one gentleman who is over 100, who compete regularly in the Senior Olympics. They throw a javelin, race, swim, and play basketball. The viewer will marvel at these remarkable seniors who remain competitive in their golden years. Two brothers, John and Bradford Tatum, both past 80, win gold medals in swimming. A man named Adolph Hoffman, from Texas, wins several gold medals in the shot put and other events. A ladies basketball team from Louisiana, the Tigerettes, beat team after team. They train, compete and pray, and Mr. Hoffman quotes Bible verses as he mentions his reliance on God.
This inspiring documentary will remind viewers everywhere that, if these seniors can do what they do at their age, so can they! This film has earned five Doves, our best rating, and our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus. Watch “Age of Champions” and marvel!