Man Kaur, India’s inspirational centenarian, wins 100m sprint gold

Man Kaur, 101-year-old runner from India, wins gol... more

101-year-old Man Kaur celebrates winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday. This is the 17th gold medal in the athlete’s remarkable late-blooming career. Photos: Michael Bradley/AFP
1/6101-year-old Man Kaur celebrates winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday. This is the 17th gold medal in the athlete’s remarkable late-blooming career. Photos: Michael Bradley/AFP
Kaur clocked 1 minute 14 seconds as a small crowd cheered her on—ending a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100m world record set in 2009.
2/6Kaur clocked 1 minute 14 seconds as a small crowd cheered her on—ending a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100m world record set in 2009.
Kaur has been dubbed the ‘miracle from Chandigarh’ by New Zealand media.
3/6Kaur has been dubbed the ‘miracle from Chandigarh’ by New Zealand media.
Kaur is the only participant in the 100-years-and-over category at the New Zealand event, which has attracted 25,000 competitors.
4/6Kaur is the only participant in the 100-years-and-over category at the New Zealand event, which has attracted 25,000 competitors.
Kaur also plans to compete in the 200m sprint, 2kg shot put and 400g javelin in Auckland, taking her tally to 20.
5/6Kaur also plans to compete in the 200m sprint, 2kg shot put and 400g javelin in Auckland, taking her tally to 20.
The X-ray of Kaur prior to her competing in the 100m sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games at Trusts Arena in Auckland on Monday.
6/6The X-ray of Kaur prior to her competing in the 100m sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games at Trusts Arena in Auckland on Monday.
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