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Mann Kaur, 97, a resident of Sector 40, Chandigarh and well known veteran athlete, won a gold medal in the recently concluded 17th Asia Masters Athletic Championship held in Taipei (Taiwan) from November 2 to 7.

"I am very happy to win the top place in the 100m race. I started slow but managed to finish first. I competed in the 85+ years category", said Mann Kaur.

She had also participated in the Delhi Half Marathon on September 30, 2012. Mann Kaur stepped into athletics when her 75-year-old son Gurdev Singh asked her to "run for fun".

About diet, they commented: “We prefer to have two glasses of milk and a glass of apple juice along with a good quantity of vitamin-D. Besides having a regular diet, we prefer to have food made of home-made flour mixed with proteins."

I jog around 10 km a day in a park. Now that winters have set in, I will reschedule my practice session to gain stamina.

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