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Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur passes away

Prime News, International and National Sport, Athletics, Chandigarh, July 31:- Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur passed away following a heart attack, her son Gurdev Singh said on Saturday (July 31).

Man was 105 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Gurdev told PTI that she was admitted to Derabassi Ayurvedic Hospital and breathed her last at around 1 pm today.

Born on March 1, 1916, Kaur was known as the “Miracle Mom from Chandigarh.” She shot to fame after winning the 100 metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017.

Kaur, who first took up the sport at the age of 93 after seeing his son participate in Masters Athletics, was a true embodiment of the never-say-die spirit. She received the Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President of India at the age of 103. In 2016, she was declared the fastest centenarian at a competition in the American Masters Games. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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