“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”- Mark Twain
The 102-year-old Mann Kaur has won the gold for India recently at the World Masters Athletics Championship, 2018, held in Malaga, Spain. She is an athlete from Patiala, Punjab. Where people at this age rests on the bed, and rely on others to do their work. Mann Kaur, not only does her daily chore work to herself but also do the exercise to maintain her fitness.
The world Masters Athletics Championship involves events like track and fields, cross country and road running events for those athletes who are above the age 35 years. This championship is an Olympic version of events organized for the senior citizens.
Mann Kaur participated in the 100-104 age category for 200 metre race for the second time and made India proud by winning the race. She grappled the race by winning the gold. She completed her race in 3 minutes and 14.65 seconds.
The first 100 metre race she finished at the 2017 Masters Championship in Auckland in one minute and fourteen seconds.
She is also known as the ‘Miracle from Chandigarh’.
Prior to her international debut, she has also won her first medal at the Chandigarh Masters Athletic Meet in 2007. She has become the oldest women athlete in India to win this title. Apart from running, Mann had also tried her hands in javelin throw and shot put at the 2017 World Masters Games. Now she has set her eyes on the World Masters 2020, which is to be held in Japan.
Guru Dev Singh, her 79-year-old son who supported her at the age of 93 to participate in the sport. Guru Dev Singh is also a participant in the World Masters Athletics Championship. This isn’t her first gold at the World Championship in the USA 2011, in the 100m and 200m even.