Malcolm off to British Transplant games

West Norfolk Sports Awards 2015'Senior Sports person of the year. Malcolm Souza-Lewis ANL-150128-220257009
West Norfolk Sports Awards 2015'Senior Sports person of the year. Malcolm Souza-Lewis ANL-150128-220257009
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North Runcton’s Malcolm Souza-Lewis at the age of 70 takes part in the British Transplant Games this weekend.

The 2015 Games, hosted by Newcastle/Gateshead, start today (Thursday 30) and continue into Sunday.

He said: “I am taking part in the javelin, discus, ball throw, shot putt and high jump and hope to win four or five medals.”

He also represents Britain in the 70-plus age category for the fifth time at the World Transplant Games which take place in Argentina towards the end of August.

The septuagenarian will compete in javelin, discus, ball throw, high jump and squash competitions at the event.

The Games generate a lot of publicity towards getting people to join the organ donor register.

He has a haul of medals from appearances at the world and British events over the years.

Mr Souza-Lewis, of New Road, underwent a kidney transplant in 1988.

The reigning 2015 KLFM West Norfolk Sports Awards Senior Sports Person of the Year last year won a gold in the squash in his age group of 60 to 69 and bronze in the javelin at the British Transplant Games.

The event was held in Bolton but ran into the tail end of Hurricane Bertha.

At one point the games had to be suspended which resulted in the high jump - a potential medal for Mr Souza Lewis - being cancelled.