Punjabi university’s sport science department celebrated the feat of 101-year-old Mann Kaur, the world’s fastest centenarian, who broke her world record to clinch gold in 100m at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday.
She clinched gold and finished the race in 1 minute and 14 seconds, breaking her own record of 1 minute 21 seconds at American Masters Games in Vancouver last year.
The great grand mom, Mann, along with her 80-year-old son Gurdev Singh, trained for four months at the university’s department of sports sciences and physical education.
The experts from the department worked upon nutrition and circuit training of both veteran athletes. The mother-son duo used the university’s sports infrastructure to improve their skills, while the university also provided them adequate accommodation.
Harish Kumar, a senior professor of the department, said he work upon nutritious part of both the athletes, while another professor Paramvir Singh looked after circuit training.
“The strict diet plans and disciplined two-hour training are the success mantra of the 101-year-old athlete. Despite suffering from osteoporosis, the centenarian athlete was always ready to take challenges during training sessions,” Kumar said.
He added that they got their diet schedule prepared from Canada including chapaties made of sprouted wheat and milk kefir.