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97-Year-Old Mann Kaur Bags Five Track & Field Gold Medals,
74-Year-Old Son Gurdev Singh Wins One Too





At the Canadian Masters Track & Field Championship recently held in Regina (Sakatchewan, Canada), 97-year old Mann Kaur bagged five golds … 100 M, 200 M, 400 M, Shot Put and Javelin Throw.

In the 400 M event, she set a new world record.

Her son, Gurdev Singh -- a mere 74-year-old --  won a gold in the 4x100 relay,  with a finish time of 61 seconds. He allso secured two bronze medals … in 100 M and Long Jump.
These medals are but the latest in a long list of wins Mann Kaur has been collecting for years, the most recent one being a gold medal in the Asia Masters Athletics Championship in Taiwan in 2012, and two gold medals … in 100 and  200 M races … in the World Masters Athletic Championship held in Sacramento (california, USA) in 2011. Both of the latter were world records.

The mother-son duo is now based in Canada, though Mann Kaur still spends much of her time training in Chandigarh, Punjab.

The Canadian Championships were held in Canada from July 26 to 28, 2013. 


August 7, 2013

Conversation about this article

1: Harmander Singh (London, United Kingdom), August 07, 2013, 6:04 PM.

Total respect to Bibi ji. If at all possible, I would like to meet her for a blessing when I come to take part in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 20 this year.

2: Harminder Singh (Jalandhar, Punjab), August 08, 2013, 6:04 AM.

We are proud of you. May you live long and bring more laurels to the community.

3: Dr R S Pannu (Amritsar, Punjab), August 09, 2013, 10:15 AM.

Such great history creating event,not known here in India . Simply amazing

4: Wg. Cdr. Raj Singh Dhanoa (Chandigarh, Punjab), August 09, 2013, 11:27 AM.

Mann Kaur and her son Gurdev Singh are gifted with special qualities which makes them create history and records at their age. Their simplicity, humility and healthy habits about food intake keep them going. God bless them.

5: Devender Sandhu (Agra, India.), August 10, 2013, 1:02 AM.

I am so happy to hear about your success. Congratulations and may Waheguru bless you to keep reaching out for more and more medals. Congratulations to your son too.

6: Swapna (Mumbai, India), February 10, 2017, 9:35 AM.

I am currently working on a show called 'OMG Yeh Mera India', Season 3 and we found Sardarni Mann Kaur's story really inspiring. We would love to show her story on our show and are trying hard to contact her. Would anyone be able to help us with her contact info?

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