Meet Bhagwani Devi Dagar, a 94-year-old Indian sprinter
Bhagwani Devi Dagar, a 94-year-old Indian sprinter, won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the World Masters Athletics Championships (Finland)
She finished first in the gold with a time of 24.74 seconds and also took home the bronze in shot-put.
Bhagwani Devi, a native of Haryana, was congratulated on Monday by the governor of Haryana, Bandaru Dattatreya, and the chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar.
According to Khattar, she has developed into a source of inspiration for the entire globe, at the age of 94.
This achievement of hers will work to fuel enthusiasm among the youth
Bhagwani Devi has once again proved that age is not a barrier to achieving anything in life.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, "Inspirational! Even at 94, Bhagwani Devi Ji wins a #Gold in the 100-meter sprint and two #Bronze medals for India at the World Masters Athletics Championships 2022 in Finland.
According to reports, Bhagwani has also won gold in javelin throw, 100 m sprint and shot put earlier in Delhi Athletics Championship.