A 101-year-old Mann Kaur, to represent India at 'Olympics for veterans'

Posted on:15 Apr 2017 14:41:37
 A 101-year-old Mann Kaur, to represent India at 'Olympics for veterans'
15 April 2017 Current Affairs: Mann Kaur, a 101-year-old great-grandmother, will represent India at the World Masters Games, considered as the "Olympics for veterans", in Auckland from April 21. Kaur will compete in the 100-metre, 200-metre, shot put and javelin events in the 100-plus category. Currently training at Punjabi University, Patiala, Kaur is presently clocking 1 minute, 10 seconds in the 100-metre sprint.



Mann Kaur

The Chandigarh resident is eyeing glory at the World Master Games.For the last five months, Mann Kaur and her 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh, are training at the Punjabi University, Patiala.“In Chandigarh, the stadium is little far away from our place, and because of her age, I was finding it difficult to take my mother to the stadium daily. So we had to shift our base to Patiala,” said Gurdev, a Canadian passport holder who will represent his adopted country in the Games. His previous best in the Games was fourth place in 200m in 2005 and 2009.

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