Barbadian makes it into Guinness World Records as oldest polo player

Sir Charles Williams Guiness World Records oldest polo player

Sir Charles Williams (fifth from right) with friends and family after receiving his Guinness World Record plaque from official adjudicator Alex Angert (sixth from right).

 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday May 12, 2015 – Leading businessman Sir Charles Williams now has his name in the pages of the Guinness World Records. But it has nothing to do with his corporate accomplishments.

The 82-year-old is the world’s oldest active polo player.

He was officially presented with the award over the weekend.

Sir Charles has come in for high praise from the country’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who called his feat a “triumph”.

“This is a great achievement for Sir Charles, for polo and for Barbados,” he said.

“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.”

The previous holder of the Oldest Polo Player title was South African Harold Smith.

He was awarded the title in September 2004 at the age of 75.

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