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 India #BhagwaniDevi Ji has once again proven that age is no obstacle!
She won a GOLD medal at the #WorldMastersAthleticsChampionships in Tampere during the 100m sprint event with a time of 24.74 seconds. 🥇 She also won a BRONZE in the shot put.
Truly commendable effort!👏 pic.twitter.com/Qa1tI4a8zS
— MYAS Sports Department (@IndiaSports) July 11, 2022
“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:
There arises a feeling of admiration and camaraderie for our Dadi Bhagwani Devi (94), for having engraved his victory in gold letters at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland.
I wish you live long enough to earn more gold medals in the future. pic.twitter.com/4CvYswGccZ
—Venkatesh (@Venkates72761387) July 8, 2022
94 year old India #BhagwaniDevi Dagar ji has once again proven that age is just a number!
She won a Gold🥇 and 2 Bronze🥉 for India🇮🇳 at #WorldMastersAthleticschampionships in Finland.
What an incredible feat! really inspiring. pic.twitter.com/l9Y800Vxvt
— Lokesh Sharma (@_lokeshsharma) July 11, 2022
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.