101yo athlete wins hearts with record javelin throw

  • 27/04/2017

A centenarian has won hearts and a world record after taking home another gold medal in the Masters Games on Thursday. 

With a throw of 5.12m in javelin, 101-year-old Man Kaur cemented her fourth medal at the games, as the only competitor in her age group. 

Ms Kaur, from India, is no rookie when it comes to winning gold. She has taken home 17 gold medals since beginning her athletic career at 93. 

In the games this week she took home two gold medals on the track in the 100m and 200m sprint. 

World Masters Games director Dianne McAteer said Ms Kaur is "just everything that World Masters Games epitomises".

"It's a sport for life, it's being active, it's about not letting age be a barrier to being active so she's amazing."