105-year-old ‘Dadi’ had run in Vadodara, gold medal at the national level

Vadodara : There is no age bar if one has confidence and wants to do something and Rambai, 105 year old sprinter from Haryana has proved it by winning gold medals in the national level competitions of 100 and 200 meters. Rambai from Kadma village in Charkhi Dadri district proved her age by setting a […]
 


105-year-old ‘Dadi’ had run in Vadodara, gold medal at the national level

Vadodara : There is no age bar if one has confidence and wants to do something and Rambai, 105 year old sprinter from Haryana has proved it by winning gold medals in the national level competitions of 100 and 200 meters. Rambai from Kadma village in Charkhi Dadri district proved her age by setting a new record by winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters races on the opening day of the National Open Masters Athletics Championships in Vadodara.

Rambai also broke the record of the late Man Kaur, who took part in such a race at the age of 101. All eyes were on Rambai in the event as she completed 100m in 45.40s and 200m in 1:52.17s to achieve the ‘Golden Double’. He first completed 100 meters in 74 seconds in 2017 by defeating Mann Kaur at the age of 101.

After this achievement, Rambai said that now no one can stop me. I am very happy this is a rare feeling. Asked about keeping herself fit even in this age camp, she said, “I wake up early every morning and go for jogging. I do all the housework. I also work in the fields everyday.

Rambai was born in 1917, when World War I was at its peak and India was ruled by George V (grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II). Rambai started running a year ago and said, ‘This performance of mine will motivate me to do better. Now someone can stop me here. I believe in me. Now I want to participate in competitions abroad. Rambai’s granddaughter Sharmila Sangwan said the 84-year-old is the second oldest runner in the competition after her grandmother.