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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State Senior Games Day 1

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 9:15 p.m. CDT; updated 4:52 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 11, 2011
James Moffatt winds up as Larry Joe Pauley, left, and Dave McCoy, right, look on. Moffatt came from Texas to participate in this year's Show-Me State Games.

The Missouri State Senior Games, which run from Friday through Monday, consist of Olympic-style sports. Participants must be 50 years or older. The purpose of the games is to promote health, fitness, family and fun for all ages.

Pam Markey and Jan Shomin await a serve during a Pickleball match Friday, June 10 at New Haven Elementary.
Freddie and Sheldon Walker sit on the benches and talk after Freddie won two gold medals in the free throw competition. The couple travel around the country to attend state games. They have accumulated around 800 medals.
Freddie Walker shoots a free throw in the Missouri State Senior Games basketball free throw competition at Columbia College. Walker won two gold medals in the around the world and single free throw portions.
Ola Shaw contemplates a free throw in the "around the world" portion of the basketball free throw competition at the Missouri State Senior Games. Shaw won two silver medals.
Ola Shaw shoots a free throw in the "around the world" portion of the basketball free throw competition. Shaw won two silver medals.
William Cannon and Ron Snipe between turns at Walton Stadium. Snipe said Cannon convinced him and others to participate in all the events, not just the ones they are good at. "He's an inspiration," Snipe said.
Dave McCoy hurls a football in the distance throwing competition at Walton Stadium, Friday.

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