New Delhi: It was indeed a proud moment for India when 100-year-old Man Kaur won a gold medal on Monday at the American Masters Games. The centenarian needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-meter dash, but she still picked up a gold medal. That's because Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.
Kaur's son Gurdev Singh, who also competes in the Masters Games, said he knew his mother could become a star in her age category, CBCnews reported.
He further said that his mother's energy and drive to compete has become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30. When asked to share her secret to long life, Kaur said a good diet and lots of exercise can help one to achieve a long-lasting life.
Kaur began running at age 93 at the suggestion of her son and went to win more than 20 medals in Masters Games across the globe.