Man Kaur, a 101 year Indian athlete celebrated winning the 100m sprint at the World’s Master Games in Auckland, on Monday. It’s the 17th Gold Medal in the Indian remarkable history of the late-blooming career.
Man Kaur Clocked 1 minute 14 seconds as the small crowd held cheering up, merely beating up 64.42 seconds Usain Bolt’s 100m record from 2009. She dashed the finish line with even more energy spent by watching the spectators than running.
But, Man Kaur was with victory as she was the only participant in 100-year and over category at the New Zealand event which attracted 25,000 competitors.
Participation and not racing the clock is the primary motto of Kaur. She dubbed the “Miracle of Chandigarh” with the active participation in the New Zealand event.
“I enjoyed it and I am very very happy,” she said with Punjabi accent to the reporters.
“I will ruin again. I will participate and never give up. Life about full stop.”
Kaur started athletes eight years back at a tender age of 93. However, she had no prior sporting experience.Then, his son Gurdev Singh suggested to join him in the International Games Circuit.
After the medical check-in, Man Kaur was given permission and since then, mother and son participated in dozens of master athletes meet across the globe.
Kaur has a swag of gold medals. She even plans to compete in the 200m sprint, 2 kg shot put and 400 grams javelin in Auckland.
Gurdev Singh said the reporters that his mom is strict towards diet with wheat grass juice and a daily glass of Kefir (fermented milk).
Chief executive Jennah Wootten of World Master Games 2017 said the Auckland organizers are delighted to see such an inspiration.
“I have no doubt that 24,905 athletes and Kaur were competing in these games to lead a sporty active lifestyle further. While, it’s more interesting to see a 100 years woman actively participating in the event. That’s more inspiring.”