Man kaur died at 103 on 31 July 2021


Man kaur died at 103 on 31 July 2021

Man kaur died at 103 on 31 July 2021

Sardarni Man(n) Kaur (1 March 1916 – 31 July 2021) was an Indian track and field athlete. At the age of 103, she was given the Nari Shakti Puraskar award by the President of India.

She holds the world records in the Over-100 years old categories for a variety of events. At the age of 103

Mann Kaur, 105, an epitome of strength and determination passed away yesterday. Not many know she was a humble servant to one of the concubine of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. In an interview with me in 2016, she recalled her joyous moment when after winning patiala marathon, she lived as an esteemed guest in the Maharani’s chamber- which was impossible for her as a maid servant.

She did not start to pursue athletics until she was 93. In 2016 she became the fastest centenarian at a competition in the American Masters Games

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In 2019 she competed in Poland winning four events in her category – shot put, 60m sprint, 200m, and the javelin. She completed the 60m race in 36 seconds and “felt great” afterwards. After this she and Gurdev were invited to tour universities in Baru sahib where they inspired students when they spoke about their achievements and the diet they follow. As per those speeches, their diet includes nuts and pulses, home grown soy milk, kefir, wheatgrass juice, and sprouted wheat which they turn into chapatis.

Man kaur died at 103 on 31 July 2021

Late 2019, Kaur (age 103) won gold in the 200 meter dash at 3:01.61 and shot put at 2.21 m at the December 2019 Asian Masters Championship in Malaysia.

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Kaur died on 31 July 2021, at the age of 105, after suffering from gallbladder Cancer

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