Bassa Mawem Is A 36-Year-Old Dad and Is Competing In The Olympics. What’s Your Excuse?

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Bassa Mawem, 36, is the oldest climber on the Olympic roster. Bassa is from France and the older brother of another qualified Olympian, Mickael Mawem.

To be clear, Bassa is stronger than you. A good bit stronger. Have a look at video below.

With his brother, the duo are the strongest set of kin going to Tokyo. Bassa is a speed specialist, having earned a silver medal in Speed at the 2018 World Championships. More recently, Bassa won Speed at the World Cup in Moscow, Russia, last April. There he clocked a run time of 5.656 seconds, which, at the time, was close to the record. The new record is held by a machine with legs, aka the Indonesian phenom Veddriq Leonardo.



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