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Age No Bar – What Makes Bhagwani Devi Dagar A Sprint Gold Medallist At 94

Bhawani Devi Dagar clocked 24.74 seconds to clinch the gold medal in the 100m sprint at World Masters Athletics Championships. She has also won two bronze in shot put.

Bhagwani Devi Dagar flaunts her World Masters Athletics Championships medals in Finland.
Bhagwani Devi Dagar flaunts her World Masters Athletics Championships medals in Finland. Facebook/Vikas Dagar

Living in a generation, where people don’t want to work after 50 years, 94-year-old Bhagwani Devi is an inspiration to all. The native of Khidka in Haryana, Bhagwani Devi Dagar, once again age is not a bar when you have the desire to achieve something. (More Sports News)

Bhagwani Devi Dagar made India proud by winning the 100m sprint gold medal at the World Masters Athletics Championships 2022 held in Tampere, Finland. Dagar clocked 24.74 seconds to take the yellow metal. Earlier, Dagar won two bronze medals in shot put.

Sports run in Bhagwani Devi Dagar’s family. Her grandson Vikas Dagar is an international para-athlete and the never give up attitude is what thrives the Dagar grandson-grandmother duo to bring more laurels to the country. Vikas has accompanied his grandmother to Finland.

Bhagwani Devi Dagar’s achievements not only are an inspiration to all the sportspersons in the world, but it also sends a message to all the youths out there to push harder in life. Bhagwani Devi has been in the mix for quite some time.

She won three gold medals at the National Masters Athletics in Chennai earlier this year and also excelled at the Delhi State Athletics Championships in the 100m category winning three gold medals.

“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!” tweeted Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports tweeted.

The office of sports minister Anurag Thakur also tweeted in appreciation. “94-year-old Bhagwani Devi from India stunned everyone by winning gold at the World Masters Athletics Championship in Tampere. A remarkable feat!” read the tweet.

“The World At Her Feet! We are so proud of you Bhagwani Devi Dagar ji, for bagging a & two for India at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland. What an achievement at 94!,” tweeted Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

World Masters Athletics Championships is an event for athletes aged 35 and over in the field of athletics (track and field). Dagar’s achievements were appreciated in all corners of the country.   

A recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Vikas won three gold medals at the 2014 Grand Prix event in Tunisia.   

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