Dreams know no age. They just know determination, hard work and persistence. And, recently, we stumbled over one such story of determination. At age of 94, Indian sprinter Bhagwani Devi won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the World Masters Athletics Championships held at Tampere.
The super athlete, Bhagwani Devi, won gold with her exemplary timing of 24.74 seconds. And, not just that. Bhagwani also brought another medal home. She won a bronze medal in the shot put.
94-year-old Bhagwani Devi Dagar won a gold and 2 bronze for India at the World Masters Athletics championships 2022 in Finland, yesterday pic.twitter.com/JRPZrBDSAK— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2022
Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recently tweeted about her achievements. In the tweet, the department mentioned: “India’s 94-year-old #BhagwaniDevi Ji has proved that age is no bar! She won a GOLD medal at the #WorldMastersAthleticsChampionships in Tampere in the 100m sprint event with 24.74 seconds. She also bagged a BRONZE in Shot put. Truly commendable effort”
India’s 94-year-old #BhagwaniDevi Ji has yet again proved that age is no bar!
She won a GOLD medal at the #WorldMastersAthleticsChampionships in Tampere in the 100m sprint event with a timing of 24.74 seconds.🥇She also bagged a BRONZE in Shot put.
Truly commendable effort!👏 pic.twitter.com/Qa1tI4a8zS— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) July 11, 2022
For the unversed, the Tampere World Masters Athletics Championships were held from June 29 to July 10. Equivalent to the world championship, this event is for athletes aged 35 and over.
The whole internet came forward to celebrate Bhagwani Devi’s determination and persistence. Many netizens applauded her courage and spirit.
Goosebumps …. National Anthem in Europe 🇮🇳. 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/ebLvcurgFt— Yaad (@Yadvender) July 11, 2022
Super lady… Beyond imagination… Great inspiration for youth 🙏🙏— NITIN SHANKAR 🇮🇳 (@nitinshankar) July 11, 2022
Jai Ho Daadi . Proud to be Indian 😇🥇🏆🇮🇳 https://t.co/AdrHsdPn0n— Karan Kathuria (@kkathuria30) July 12, 2022
Age is just a number and she proved it. What an inspiration! Salute.
Proud moment for India. 👏👏 https://t.co/L53Y6bRKk6— Hemant Pal Rana (@hemantpalrana) July 11, 2022
Never stop Dreaming.. Never stop Achieving 🙏 https://t.co/G6kldN2ltu— Arvind Dharmapuri (@Arvindharmapuri) July 11, 2022
Good god !— Jivin henberds (@billionairecr7) July 12, 2022
You’re the definition of strong mind …
I admire you triumph… https://t.co/8QiCqAkzQY
If this doesn’t inspire us then nothing can 🙏🙌🇮🇳 https://t.co/jbeKTJZ7fs— The Pahadi Monk (@mannu_sya) July 11, 2022
This is known as Passion, Power and Courage. And they are right when they say : Age is just a number. Salute to the most [email protected] Bhagwani Devi Dagar. @RBakshee @WomenIndiaSE #JaiHind 🇮🇳 https://t.co/5B4Nw5qx7u— Sandeep Mehta (@Sandeepmehta075) July 11, 2022
At IFORHER we are in awe of this inspiring soul. We hope Bhagwani Devi will inspire many more to fight for their dreams.