Rambai, 105, completed the 100m race to set a new record
45.40 seconds was what it took 105-year-old Rambai to beat all odds and set a new 100m record at the inaugural National Open Masters Athletics Championships – run by the Athletics Federation of India – which ended in Vadodara. The inspirational Rambai had competed in the Over 100 category but only finished the race due to a lack of candidates in the category.
While winning the competition, she broke the record of 101-year-old Maan Kaur, who rose to fame after winning gold in the 100 meters in 74 seconds at the World Masters meeting. With 45.40 seconds, a Haryana woman has now set a new record in the 100m.
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“For this race, my grandmother won 4 gold medals in a competition. Then she participated in a competition in Maharashtra where she won 5 gold medals. She was honored with two trophies in Badlapur, Maharashtra,” Rambai’s granddaughter told ANI.
Rambai’s granddaughter Sharmila said that the centurion is very careful about what she eats. She said that Rambai consumes a lot of ghee and curd on a daily basis. “She also drinks pure milk twice a day and consumes a lot of ghee. She doesn’t eat much rice,” Sharmila added.
“She started his athletic career in 2021. Before that, we didn’t even know there is a senior race category,” she added.
“It’s a great feeling and I want to race again,” said a delighted Rambai.
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