Special Honor Award for 105-year-old MiyazakiWorld's Oldest Competitive Sprinter, from Kyoto Prefectural Government11 November 2015 - Local topics
The Kyoto Prefectural Government announced on November 11 that it would award a Special Sports Honorary Award to Hidekichi Miyazaki, age 105, from Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, for achieving world records in two events, the 100-meter sprint and the shot put, in the 105-to-109-year-old category at the Masters Athletics Competition.
Miyazaki set world records in two events at a competition held in Kyoto City last September, and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's "oldest competitive sprinter." In the past the Special Honor Awards have been given to 191 individuals and organizations, including Olympic medalists and champions of world championships, and others.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)