101-year-old Indian granny who runs like a bullet
She is 101 years old but can give ‘ competitors half her age on the running track a run for their money. Man Kaur is a centenarian sprinter from Chandigarh in Punjab in northern India. She might look frail but Kaur is an epitome of strength, grit and zeal. With 20 gold medals to her name in international competitions, Kaur is anything but your usual granny. She wakes up early morning for practice, runs 200 meters every day, goes to the gym and lifts weight so she can stay fit enough to continue her passion. The great-grandmother started her journey as an athlete just eight years ago at the tender age of 93. She had no prior sporting experience before her son Gurdev Singh, also a sprinter, suggested she join him in competing on the international master’s games circuit. After a medical check-up, she was given the all-clear and since then the mother and son have taken part in dozens of masters athletics meets around the globe. In April this year, she participated in World Masters Games held in Auckland and won four gold medals in the 200-metre sprint, two kilogrammes shot put and 400-gram javelin in Auckland, taking her tally to 20. She clocked one minute 14 seconds as a small crowd cheered her on ending a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100-meter world record set in 2009.