In the world of sports, more often than not, age tends to catch up with some of the best in business. In the past, we've seen many athletes struggling to replicate success in the later stages of their respective careers. Their bodies are no longer agile and it eventually affects their mindset, resulting in unfavourable performances.
But, there is one athlete who is giving old age a run for its money and rapidly proving that determination and hard work is all you need to succeed in sports.
At 103, centenarian Man Kaur recently sent shockwaves across the sports fraternity by bagging a World Masters gold. Plying her trade in the shot put event, Kaur secured a gold-medal finish at the coveted World Masters Athletics Meet in Torun, Poland.
The tournament, that also involves events like track and field, cross country and road running, is specifically designed to test the limits of athletes above 35 years of age. It was at this event where Kaur clinched the yellow metal with a best effort of 2.13 metres.
"I want to win more. I feel very happy after winning. The government has not given me anything, but it doesn't matter as I just want to win, because winning gives me happiness," Kaur was quoted as saying by TOI.
Despite bagging gold, Kaur isn't satisfied, just as yet. She now aims to break the world record, which is 2.77 metres - currently held by America's Julia Hockings. "I want to set the new world record in future," she said.
This Sikh woman is 102-years-old and still smashing running records.
Now stop making excuses and follow Man Kaur's footsteps! ðµð¾ððð½âï¸
This isn't the first time when Kaur has made the country proud. She also won a gold medal in the 200m race in the 100-104 age group at the same tournament in Spain last year. Kaur also won a gold medal in the javelin event that year.