84-year-old athlete enjoys running and jumping
84-year-old Shi Yide prepared for the 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Liuzhou City Stadium on August 26. More than 1,900 master athletes from 20 countries and regions gathered in Rugao, east China’s Jiangsu Province to display their skills. The oldest and the youngest athletes are 101 and 35, respectively. 
Shi Yide was diagnosed with tuberculosis in the 1990s after his retirement, and he started running to strengthen his pulmonary functions. In 2006, Shi began to attend national competitions and has won many awards.
Shi Yide said, "Humanity lies in movement. Life lies in the movement. So we should go outside and it’s better than staying at home." He got six or seven gold medals in the high jump, triple jump and relay race.
This year’s competition might be Shi’s last, due to age limits. He hopes to perform well and end his sporting career on a high note.