Tampere [Finland]: Bhagwani Devi, a 94-year-old sprinter from India, won the gold medal in the 100 m sprint at the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Tampere.
She won the gold with a timing of 24.74 seconds. Bhagwani also bagged a bronze medal in shot put.
“India’s 94-year-old #BhagwaniDevi Ji has yet again proved that age is no bar! She won a GOLD medal at the #WorldMastersAthleticsChampionships in Tampere in the 100m sprint event with a timing of 24.74 seconds. She also bagged a BRONZE in Shot put. Truly commendable effort!,” tweeted the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
World Masters Athletics Championships was held in Tampere from June 29 – July 10. It is a world championship-calibre event for the sport of athletics (track and field) for male and female athletes aged 35 years and over. (ANI)