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93-year-old mother and 67-year-old daughter bring home medals from Senior Olympic Games

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Published: May. 12, 2017 at 8:14 PM EDT
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Two local women in Eastern Carolina brought home several medals from the National Senior Olympic Games.

WITN first told you about Fay and Irma Bond as they were preparing for the games in Alabama.

The two took on eight events in track and field.

Fay Bond, 93, grabbed the gold in the long jump and shot put and the silver medal in discus.

Fay's 67-year-old daughter, Irma, placed sixth in the long jump for her age group and sixth in the 100 and 200 meter runs.

She brought home the bronze medal in the 400 meter run and placed fifth in the 50.

The National Senior Olympic Games wrapped up on the 15th.


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They say age is just a number and two women from Pamlico County are proving that to be true as they get ready to compete in the national Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama, along with 10,000 others.

Fay, 93-years-old, and her daughter Irma Bond, who is 67, exercise every day, eat very healthy and have been competing together in the Senior Olympic Games for the past five years.

Now Fay will soon be headed to her first national Senior Games, while Irma will make her fourth appearance.

The two from Oriental will compete in eight different events.

Fay throws the shot put and discus and does the long jump, although she says for her age group it's more of a big hop!

Irma will run the 50, 100, 200, and 400 yard events, as well as the long jump, which is an event that she holds several state records.

Irma says, "It's just neat, and it's something we look forward to and something we get to do together, and we get to travel some, and just be together."

While these events are fun for the pair, don't let that fool you -together they have over 200 medals.

Fay says the key to staying so active is pretty simple. She just gets out there and doesn't stop.

Fay and Irma are two of just 15 people nationwide that were chosen as game changers of the year. Humana, sponsor of the games, selects athletes like these ladies because of how much of an inspiration they are to others.

The games are set for June 2-15th.