This 102-Year-Old Woman Just Won Another 200m Gold Medal

If you're looking for some motivation to get off your arse and go for a run, then let me introduce you to 102-year-old Man Kaur, who has just won another gold medal at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain.

Despite her advancing years, Kaur is still smashing it in the world of athletics and holds a number of records in the over-100 category. She picked up her latest medal in the 200m event.

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Credit: PA

At the 2017 World Master Athletics Championships, in Auckland, New Zealand, she picked up gold medals in the 100m and 200m, so joined a rare set of super elite athletes - including Usain Bolt - who have managed to win gold in both categories at a single sporting event. No biggie for Kaur, who has also competed in javelin, shot put and long-jump.

What makes it this story even remarkable is the fact that Kaur only began taking part in running events when she was 93 after encouragement from her 78-year-old son Gurdev.

Kaur, a great-grandmother from Patiala, India, has Gurdev on hand to help with training and motivation.

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Credit: PA

According to Stuff.co.nz, Kaur trains every single day - alternating between days in outdoor sports grounds, where she runs 50m sprints five times as a warm-up before doing 100m and 200m sprints, and days at the gym where she trains her upper body.

She also keeps to a strict vegetarian diet plan to ensure she stays race-ready.

As well as winning races and medals, she's also winning the hearts of just about everyone:


Kaur hopes that other elderly people will see her running and give it a go themselves.

She now has her eyes on a gold at the 2020 World Masters championships in Japan.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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