At 94 yrs Bhagwani Devi is the inspiration of India!


“Age is just a number,” is a proverb we have all heard. But 94-year-old Bhagwani Devi Daddar from Haryana, is a living example of this very proverb. At this age, this athlete has won India a Gold medal and 2 Bronze medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships, 2022.

She bagged the gold medal in the 100m category, where she  clocked 24.74 seconds. She also won a bronze medal in shot put. World Masters Athletics Championships is an event for athletics (track and field) for athletes aged 35 years and over. At the age of 94 she has become the inspiration of everyone in India.

Bhagwani’s win is following the footstep of older athletes and shooters Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. “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!,” the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports tweeted.

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