The old man is gold! Bhagwani Devi, 94, wins gold and 2 bronze medals for India at World Masters Athletics


New Delhi: Bhagwani Devi, 94, made history by winning a gold medal for India in the 100m sprint at the World Masters Athletics Championships-2022 in Tampere, Finland.

By this, the proven athlete age is just a number that you can achieve anything in your life at any time. The 94-year-old from Haryana ran 100 meters in 24.74 seconds to clinch gold.

Here is how the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of India reacted:

“94-year-old Indian #BhagwaniDevi Ji has once again proven that age is no obstacle! She won a GOLD medal at the WorldMastersAthleticsChampionships in Tampere in the 100m sprint event with a time of 24.74 seconds. She also pocketed a BRONZE in the shot put. Truly commendable effort! “tweeted the Sports Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Twitterati also provided the athlete, here are some reactions:

The World Masters Athletics Championships took place in Tampere from June 29 to July 10. It is a world-class event for the sport of athletics (track and field) for male and female athletes aged 35 and over.

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