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Lashley: Well done, Sir Charles!


Lashley: Well done, Sir Charles!

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MINISTER OF CULTURE, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has praised local businessman Sir Charles Williams for his entry into the Guinness World Records.

On Saturday, May 9, a Guinness World Records official presented Sir Charles with an award for being the world’s oldest active polo player. Calling the feat a “triumph”, Mr. Lashley continued: “This is a great achievement for Sir Charles, for polo and for Barbados.”

The Minister also praised the 82-year-old polo player for setting a good example for the youth. “This shows that age is no barrier to physical fitness and excelling in sports. It’s a fine example to our young people of what dedication and determination can do,” he asserted.

The previous holder of the title Oldest Polo Player was South African Harold Smith, who was awarded the title in September 2004 at the age of 75. (BGIS)