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Man Kaur, 100-year-old athlete from India, wins Gold Medal at Masters Games

Kaur from Chandigarh, the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes, took a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in Vancouver.

Aug 31, 2016 08:10 IST
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Man KaurIndia’s 100-year-old athlete, Man Kaur, on 30 August 2016 won Gold medal at the American Masters Games in the 100-meter dash. She took a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in Vancouver.

Kaur from Chandigarh was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.

Earlier, she won gold medals in the javelin and shot put. Kaur has now won more than 20 medals in Masters Games across the globe.

The World Masters Games is an international multi-sport event that takes place every four years, with regional games in between. The average age of the athletes is 49, and there's one man who is even older than Kaur 101-year-old Nihal Gill of Richmond, British Columbia.

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