Man Kaur, 100, of India, competes in the 100-meter track and field event at the Americas Masters.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Man Kaur from India 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 Monday at the American Masters Games. That’s because the 100-year-old Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.
When she crossed the finish line in Vancouver, her competitors — many of them in their 70s and 80s — were there to cheer her on.
Kaur’s energy and drive to compete have become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.