Man Kaur needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-metre sprint, but she still picked up a gold medal.
That’s because the 100-year-old, from India, was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.
When she crossed the finish line at the American Masters Games in Vancouver, dozens of people — many of them in their 70s and 80s — were there to cheer her on.
Earlier in the competition, she won gold medals in javelin and shot put…..
Kaur’s energy and drive to compete have become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.
‘When she wins, she goes back to India, and she’s excited to tell others, “I have won so many medals from this country,”‘ said her son Gurdev Singh, 78. ‘Winning makes her happy.’
After Kaur finished the sprint in one minute and 21 seconds, she stood smiling with her hands raised in the air.