101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold at World Masters Games

first_imgCentenarian Man Kaur won the 100-metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, April 24. It took the 101-year-old Indian one minute and 14 seconds to completethe 100 metre sprint. Considering that she was the only participant inthe 100-years-and-over category at the New Zealand event, her victorywas guaranteed.She celebrated her victory with a little dance; this was the 17th gold medal in Kaur’s remarkable career, which she started when she was 93 years old.Kaur also has plans to compete in the 200m sprint, the two kilogram shot put and 400 gram javelin in Auckland.About World Masters GamesThe World Masters Games is a global multi-sport event for athletes of master’s ageIt is held every four years, in a different city of the world, each timeEvery sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters. However, you’re a master at the age of 25 in swimming and generally a master in most sports by the age of 35The World Masters Games follows the Olympics model. There are summer and winter Games like the Olympics. Plus, there are opening and closing ceremonies and medals are awardedHowever, unlike Olympics, you do not need to be an elite athlete to compete, and in most sports, you don’t need to qualifyAnyone can register for the Games — whether to win, to have fun, to beat your personal best or to travel to a new place of the worldSome sports also have competition classifications for para-athletes.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img

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