101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event at World Masters Games

Apr 25, 2017 09:05 IST

Man KaurIndian sprinter Man Kaur on 24 April 2017 clinched the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kaur was the lone contender in the 100-years-and-over event, which she completed in a minute and 14 seconds. The 101-year old contestant was almost 1min 4sec short of the women's world record for the distance.

The Chandigarh-based sprinter will also compete in the 200m race on 26 April 2017. She has also registered to take part in the shot put and javelin throw events.

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About World Masters Games

The World Masters Games is an international multi-sport event.

It is held every four years.

The event is governed by the International Masters Games Association.

The World Masters Games is open to sports people of all abilities and most ages.

Anyone can participate in the games so long as they are over the age of 35 though some sports will allow athletes who are younger than that.

Participants compete for themselves as there are no country delegations.

In 1985, Toronto had staged the first World Masters Games.

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