Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 2748 - The World Masters Games

Olympics for old people

This week the Hubster is in Auckland playing basketball at the World Masters Games.  At last check they'd won their first two games convincingly and are hoping to at least get a medal in their 50-55 age group.

The World Masters is governed by the international Masters Games Association and is open to sports people of all abilities and many age groups.  The minimum age for some sports is as low as 25, with most sports being around 35.

The top story today is that a 101 year old woman just won a sprinting gold medal.

While most 100m sprints are completed in around 10-11 seconds, the very inspiring Man Kaur did hers in around 1 minute 15 seconds.

She may have been the only person in her category (she ran alongside the much younger 85-89 year olds) and technically she may not have been sprinting, but that doesn't take away from the fact that she actually stepped up and took gold.

This isn't her only sport either. She'll also be competing in the 200 metres, shot put and javelin later this week.

Even more inspiring is the fact that she only started her track and field career 7 years ago at the age of 94. She trains with her son who is also competing at the games.  He competed in his own 100 metre sprint in the 75-79 year age category.

So with that said I'd like to say that it's never to late to start! Whether it be a sport, project, career, hobby or fitness campaign, every day gives us the chance to create a fresh start.

Thanks for the inspiration Man Kaur.

Three cheers for all the athletes competing at the World Masters games.

Three cheers for my clever hubby who top scored at his game yesterday.

And three cheers for Man Kaur who has inspired me to get off my bum and shuffle down the road for at least 100 metres.  


  1. That is amazing, what an awesome women to even be able to participate at that age!

  2. Wow!!! That is amazing! And definitely proves the saying it's never too late! Good luck to your hubby!


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