Meet the 104-year-old sprinter who has not let age sluggish her down


On the event of Worldwide Ladies’s Day, 104-year-old Man Kaur was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar for 2019 for her distinctive contribution to ladies empowerment at an occasion in Rashtrapati Bhawan. This annual award is offered to people, teams, and establishments in recognition of their extraordinary work in the direction of the empowerment of marginalised and susceptible ladies specifically. 

“The award carries an honorarium of Rs 2 lakh and a certificates,” reported Hindustan Instances, in accordance to the letter acquired by Man Kaur from the Ladies and Youngster Growth ministry.

Man Kaur gained her first ever medal in 2007 when she ran a 100m race on the Chandigarh Masters Athletics Meet, after she watched her eldest son, Gurdev, participate in a race in Patiala. Following this, she bagged over 30 medals the world over, collaborating in and successful monitor and area occasions. 

After incomes a gold medal at a 100m dash on the 2017 World Masters Athletic Championship in Auckland, Man Kaur grew to become a famend athlete and was counseled for her glorious dedication and energy. She quickly went on to bag 4 gold medals on the World Masters Athletic Championship in Poland, and now holds a number of world information.

Man Kaur (Picture: The Indian Categorical)



“I’ll proceed to run and participate in competitions so long as I can. It offers me a variety of happiness after I run,” affirmed Man Kaur, in response to Hindustan Instances.

Kaur has gained greater than 20 medals within the Masters Video games around the globe, and now aspires to bag the gold medal on the 2020 Masters Sport in Japan. One other report was set in 2016 when she grew to become the world’s quickest 100-year-old on the American Masters Video games, Vancouver. All this, regardless of being recognized with osteoporosis. 

Ladies and different sprinters around the globe know her by her title of the ‘Miracle Mother’ from Chandigarh. When requested how Man Kaur was in a position to shatter stereotypes and show that age is only a quantity, her son had instructed Stuff earlier that “she’s consuming good meals and coaching and there is not any ailing will in opposition to anybody, so her thoughts is excellent.” Her weight-reduction plan contains six rotis made with sprouted grains, soy milk, fruit, and probiotic-rich kefir. 

Calling her an inspiration to folks world over, her son added that netizens from India usually ask after her on Fb. 

(Edited by Evelyn Ratnakumar)


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