Kough gathers five medals at World Master Games



Roseville City Council member Tom Kough is an accomplished diver and takes his talents on the diving board and platform to competitions around the world. But in the World Master Games in Canada, Kough was more impressed with his bowling exploits.

In the 55-and-over trios competition, Kough and partners from Australia and Canada teamed up to capture a silver medal. It was one of five medals that Kough won at the games held in late July in Edmonton.

“I had a great time bowling,” Kough said.

The World Master Games are an international competition, held every four years, for athletes 25 and older. This year’s games featured 27,000 athletes from 20 different countries.

In addition to the bowling medal, Kough also won a silver medal in synchronized diving with a partner from Mexico. He also earned a bronze medal in the platform diving competition.

“I was happy to even bring any medals home,” said Kough. “The (diving) competition was better this time.”

In 2001, Kough captured four gold medals in diving at the World Master Games in Melbourne, Australia. The next games, in 2009, are returning to Australia and will be held in Sydney.

Between now and then, Kough expects to compete in the national outdoor championships in Mission Viejo, Calif., and the World Aquatics Games in 2006 in Stanford, Calif. There is also a competition in Brazil in October but Kough is doubtful he’ll be able to attend because it falls so close to election season.

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