Spry Citizens Compete in Texas State Senior Games

For this group of Senior Citizens, getting older does not mean losing mobility and enthusiasm for life. The 2012 Texas State Senior Games in San Antonio, which ran from March 17 though April 1, allowed senior citizen athletes to compete and qualify for the 2013 National Senior Games. The Senior Games is one of the largest athletic competitions around the world with over 20 different sports played by athletes who are 50 years old and over. For these senior citizen athletes, the aim is to promote health, physical fitness and improved quality of life.

A competitor gets ready on the diving platform during the Texas State Senior Games swimming competition, March 24, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

A competitor comes up for air while competing in the Texas State Senior Games swimming competition, March 24, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

A competitor gets up on her wheelchair at the Texas State Senior Games swimming competition, March 24, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

Players on the men's 3-on-3 basketball tournament rest on the bench at the Texas State Senior Games, March 30, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

Two competitors watch the action in the Texas State Senior Games shuffleboard competition, March 26, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

A member of the San Antonio Roses Over 70 basketball team receives a second-place medal at the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Texas State Senior Games, March 23, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

Women compete during the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Texas State Senior Games, March 23, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

Two team's matching socks are seen during the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Texas State Senior Games, March 23, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

A player gets some attention to an injury during the Texas State Senior Games men's 3-on-3 basketball tournament, March 30, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

A player lies on the ground catching her breath during the Women's 3-on-3 basketball at the Texas State Senior Games, March 23, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/zReportage)

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