Age is just a number!
All of us have heard this quote a million times! But we never believed it. But, India’s oldest female athlete Man Kaur’s achievement made all of us believe in it. Man Kaur maybe 103, but she is showing no signs of stopping as far as achievements are concerned. Already having a plethora of medals in competitions for those over 100 years of age, she added one more feather to her cap. She has been recently honored by the government of India which awarded her with Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019.
Earlier in 2018, she made the country proud by winning a gold medal at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Spain. She won the 200m race medal in the age group of 100 – 104. Apart from that, she also emerged as the world’s fastest centenarian in 2016. What a great achievement!
According to History Tv 18, Kaur started her career at the age of 93. She was encouraged and motivated by her 78-year-old son Guru Dev, who is also a participant of the World Masters game, which is considered an Olympics for senior citizens.
Born in 1916, this lady leads a disciplined life which is the reason for her being so healthy even at this age.
A video shared by History Tv 18, shares some life-turning details about her life and how she became an athlete.
Needless to say, her achievement did not go unnoticed and Twitter was full of praise for her stupendous feat, including Milind Soman:
This is not the first time she has made us rethink our notions about age. A couple of years back, Kaur won 100m gold at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand. She was 101-year-old at that time.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Man Kaur and hope her story will inspire many to live their dream!