100 Years Old Indian Athlete Man Kaur Wins GoldYasodha Devi (Author) Published Date : Aug 30, 2016 11:49 IST Sports News
100 Years Old Indian Athlete Man Kaur Wins Gold
The 100-year-old runner Man Kaur from Indian won Gold for 100 m dash yard. She has been inspiration for all athletes and viewers watching her. She had completed 100m in about one minute 21 seconds to cross the line at American Master Games.
She was the only participant at her age group. She inspired many of the athletes at 70s and 80s group who were cheering her at the event.
The 78- year-old son Gurdev Singh encouraged her in the race. He also competes in Master Games in his age category. Man Kaur participated in running at her 93 years and won more than 20 medals. She had won 3 gold medals in this week. First she started running on 2011 participating in the World Masters event in Sacramento, USA.
She began to participate in running after her son suggestion. Gurdev had motivated and suggested his mother to take part in Master Games. He said that he knew his mother could become star in her age category. She also participated in shotput and Javelin throw. She threw about 4.7 meter in Javelin.
After completing the race her son helped her and gave water to drink. They say the secret behind Kaur is healthy diet and more exercises.
She said that she is happy to participate in the event and doing something to inspire the younger generations. She also added that she does brisk walk daily and follows strict diet that is only home cooked and no meat.
The American Masters Games kicked off on Friday and will be continued up to September 4. More than 5000 athletes from almost 50 countries are participating in this event at Vancouver city.
American Masters Games promotes the athletes more than 30 years of age. About 24 sports are being held by age categories. Motivation of these games is to encourage sport of life.