95-year old Atter Singh bags 9 gold medals at Canadian games

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Atter Singh – Photo: Facebook of Gurpreet Singh Sahota
By Gurpreet Singh Sahota | VANCOUVER, CANADA

Ninety five year old Atter Singh Sekhon won nine gold medals at a Canadian games.

Atter won gold won in 100, 200, 400 meters, shot put, hammer throw, weight throw, javelin throw and discus throw at the BC Masters Games held between 3-5 August 2018 at South Surrey athletics parks.

Very proud of Baba Ji. He came to Canada in 1988 and lives in Rexdale (Toronto) now.

5 ਸਾਲਾ ਸ. ਅਤਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੇਖੋਂ ਨੇ ਸਾਊਥ ਸਰੀ ਵਿਖੇ 3, 4 ਅਤੇ 5 ਅਗਸਤ ਨੂੰ ਕੈਨੇਡੀਅਨ ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗਾਂ ਲਈ ਕਰਵਾਈਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ ਖੇਡਾਂ ‘ਚ ਭਾਗ ਲੈਂਦਿਆਂ ਕੁੱਲ 9 ਸੋਨੇ ਦੇ ਤਗਮੇ ਜਿੱਤੇ। ਸਾਊਥ ਸਰੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਿਆਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ 100 ਮੀਟਰ, 200 ਮੀਟਰ, 400 ਮੀਟਰ ਦੌੜਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਸ਼ਾਟਪੁੱਟ, ਹੈਮਟ ਥਰੋਅ, ਵੇਟ ਥਰੋਅ, ਜੈਵਲਿਨ ਥਰੋਅ ਅਤੇ ਡਿਸਕਸ ਥਰੋਅ ‘ਚ ਭਾਗ ਲੈਂਦਿਆਂ ਇਹ ਤਗਮੇ ਜਿੱਤੇ।
ਬਾਬਾ ਜੀ ਵੈਸੇ ਰੈਕਸਡੇਲ (ਟਰਾਂਟੋ) ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਪਿਛਲਾ ਪਿੰਡ ਖੰਨੇ ਕੋਲ ਚੱਕ ਮਾਫੀ ਹੈ। ਆਪ ਜੀ 1988 ਤੋਂ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ‘ਚ ਰਹਿ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ।
ਇਹੀ ਕਹਿ ਸਕਦੇ ਆਂ! ਬੱਲੇ ਬਾਬਾ ਜੀ ਬੱਲੇ। ਇਸ ਉਮਰ ‘ਚ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਪਹੁੰਚਦੇ ਨੀ ਤੇ ਜੇ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਜਾਣ ਤਾਂ ਤੁਰਨ-ਫਿਰਨ ਜੋਗੇ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ। – ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਹੋਤਾ
The text and photo was adapted from a social media posting by the author who is the editor of the CK News Group Surrey BC, Canada and a presenter of Sargarmia at Swaraj Radio 96.1 FM Vancouver

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  1. Such achievements contribute in motivating our younger generation to get involved in healthy pursuits than other unwarranted activities. There is need to cover such activities more vigorously. He has taken initiative to come forward to brave the vagaries of excessive hot weather and humidity yet produced commendable results at this age. All the credit goes to his life long dedication to pious life and simple living. Really an example to emulate.
    Along with this news it will be worthwhile to showcase the overall achievement of our community in the Canadian Masters Athletics Championship. All the details are available on their website. However, the direction to examine these details for information of our younger generation is missing.
    There were thirty men and four women athletes who were registered as participants in this Meet. However, at the start of the Meet only twenty men and two women had reported arrival. Others possibly didn’t get their visas from India- reasons are not difficult to visualize. Remaining participants won as many as 25 Gold, 10 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals. This speaks volumes of our prowess in track and field. This can increase multi fold if adequate stress is laid on physical fitness by our community stalwarts. We can very easily dominate in this field too. It will not only increase our visibility in such Meets but will contribute in improving our physical and mental health as well. Time to come out and sweat for the sake of community.

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