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94-year-old Bhagwani Devi clinches medals at World Masters Athletics Championships

The 94-year-old from Haryana ran 100 metre in 24.74 seconds to clinch gold

By Jasleen Kaur -- July 11, 2022 7:03 pm -- Updated:July 11, 2022 7:05 pm

Tampere (Finland), July 11: Bhagwani Devi, a 94-year-old sprinter from Haryana,  India, won 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 Devi 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.

94-year-old Bhagwani Devi clinches medals at World Masters Athletics

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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.

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94-year-old Bhagwani Devi clinches medals at World Masters Athletics

-PTC News

 

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