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Somerton athlete wins gold medal

Go­ing for the gold: Anne Kalanty re­cently won a gold medal at the Na­tion­al Seni­or Games.

Somer­ton res­id­ent Anne Kalanty re­cently won a gold medal at the Na­tion­al Seni­or Games in Clev­e­land.

Kalanty com­peted in the Ladies Singles Ten­nis event and won the cham­pi­on­ship match in two sets, 6-1 and 6-0.

More than 33,000 seni­or cit­izens com­peted in 38 sports in the Games, which are held in odd-numbered years.

Kalanty and the oth­ers qual­i­fied by win­ning a medal in the pri­or year’s state-level games. She won a gold medal at the Pennsylvania games in Her­shey in 2012. The na­tion­al gold medal she earned was her first. She has a total of five golds, two sil­vers and one bronze from the state and loc­al levels.

Medal­ists from next year’s Pennsylvania games in Her­shey get in­vited to the 2015 Na­tion­al Seni­or Games in Min­neapol­is-St. Paul.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to it,” Kalanty said. “It’s a won­der­ful way to keep fit, and you meet so many great people through friendly com­pet­i­tion.”

Kalanty likes all sports, and cel­eb­rated her 80th birth­day by win­ning a first-place trophy and medal in a 5K race. ••

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