10 Nov 2014

Shearing legend still winning at 53

1:50 pm on 10 November 2014

New Zealand shearing legend David Fagan is continuing to prove that age is no barrier to achievement.

He may be 53 now, but he's still competing in the shearing sports circuit and still winning.

At the weekend, David Fagan won his 629th open title at the Pleasant Point Gymkhana Shears in South Canterbury, shearing 15 sheep in just under 13min 53 seconds and also scoring the best quality points in pen judging.

He nudged out runner up Tony Coster by 1.19 points.

The multiple world, New Zealand and Golden Shears champion has been competing in open-class shearing events for 33 seasons, and won his first open event in 1983.

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