103-year old Mann Kaur in Sarawak for athletics championship. She’s going strong!

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Mann Kaur (right) and her son Gurdev Singh on the cover of today’s (4 Dec 2019) New Sarawak Tribune- Photo: Nurul Fazlyn / New Sarawak Tribune
By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |

STILL going strong at 103 years old. India’s Mann Kaur (second right), the oldest athlete participating in the 21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship hosted by Sarawak, was featured on the front page today (4 Dec 2019) of New Sarawak Tribune.

Here she is seen at a photocall with Youth and Sports Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (third left) and his deputy Snowdan Lawan (left) during a welcoming dinner in Kuching for some 2,500 athletes from all over the world.

Mann holds the world records in the Over-100 years old categories for a variety of events. Her coach is her son Gurdev Singh, 79.

Her athletics’ adventure began at the age of 93. The motivation and encouragement come from Gurdev who is a stellar athlete in his own right–having participated in the World Masters Game, which is also considered as an Olympics for senior citizens.

 

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