101-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Woman Ever To Win Gold In 100-Metre Race

A 101-year-old from Chandigarh, India, made history at the World Masters Games on Monday when she became the oldest woman ever to claim gold in the 100-meter dash.

Man Kaur completed the sprint in 74 seconds. She was the only athlete to compete in her age bracket.

 

Kaur celebrated her win with a little dance, the BBC reported.

 

This year’s World Masters Games are being held in Auckland, New Zealand. The Olympic-style event is held every four years and features participants of varying abilities, usually age 35 and older.

 

A multi-sport athlete, Kaur also took home gold in the 200-meter dash and shot-put events, according to CNN. She will compete in the javelin throw on Thursday.

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101-year-old Man Kaur from India celebrates after competing in the 100m sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games.

The New Zealand media has taken to calling her the “miracle from Chandigarh,” according to the BBC.

 

But did Kaur even give it her all? The Times of India quoted her son, Gurdev Singh, as saying, “Mother could have run faster.”

 

Here are a few more pictures of the incredible Man Kaur:

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