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Rochester resident is National Senior Games champ

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- They say age is just a number, but for Rochester resident and championship-winning badminton player, the only number that matters is number-one.

Samuel Prabhakar scooped up a Double's Badminton gold medal at the National Senior Games in Cleveland this year.

The National Senior Games promotes healthy lifestyles for adults ages 50 and older through education, fitness and sport.

Judging by his fellow competitors, it looks like Samuel has many more medals to look forward to on the badminton circuit.

"When most people, after 80, are afraid of falling down in the bathroom and breaking their hip, I've seen an 82 year old jump 4 feet in high jump...It's very encouraging and it gives you something to look forward to," Prabhakar said Wednesday.

More than 10,000 thousand athletes competed in the National Senior Games this year in over 19 different sports, like archery, tennis, and triathlon. The Twin Cities are set to host the games in 2015.

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