Sports Minister Goel hails 100-year-old Mann Kaur’s feat

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New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday termed inspiring the feat of 100-year-old Indian Mann Kaur, who picked up a gold medal in the 100-metre race at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver.

Hailing from Chandigarh, Mann was the lone contender in the event which she completed in a minute and a half.

She also won two gold medals in Shot Put and Javelin competitions held in Vancouver.

“100 yrs old #ManKaur runs 100 mtr race without breaking her stride at #AmericanMastersGames. Also 3 gold medals in the tournament. Inspiring,” Goel wrote on Twitter.

Mann began running at age of 93 at the suggestion of her son, 78-year-old Gurdev Singh, who also competes in the Masters Games and says he knew she could become a star in her age category.

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She has won more than 20 medals, including snatching three golds this week, as she is the only competitor in the category for women over 100.

–IANS

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