Athletes Getting Better With Age

PBS documentary highlights how champions never lose their winning spirit, even with age.
2:06 | 07/04/13

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Finally tonight on this p independence day we would like to introduce you to a retired grandmother who at 76 years old is chasing her dream, her american dream. She may be older in years but is younger at heart. Tonight she is america strong. Reporter:76-year-old mav advice alben loves serving up her cake to her grandchildren but she's also using retirement to per so you her first love, basketball. We didn't have an opportunity to play after I graduated from high school because there were no women's teams and no wnba. Reporter: Now they are shooting for their 8th gold medal in america's senior olympics. We want to win. Reporter: In an upcoming documentry, age of champions, they dive, block and elbow their way to victory, showing that the competitive spirit doesn't diminish with age. I do pretty good. This tennis champ battled arthritis and cancer to keep competing even at 100. 86-year-old pole volter is still striving for a world record. The tigerettes are proud of how old they are. 73. 68. 69. 66. 76. Reporter: This week we caught up with them in baton rouge doing drills, dribbling, and shooting in preparation for the senior games in cleveland, ohio later this month. Proving that no matter your age, you can still be -- 1, 2, 3, yay! Reporter: America strong. Those ladies are amazing.

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