Bhagwani Devi, a 94-year-old sprinter from India, won the gold medal in the 100 m sprint at the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Tampere, Finland. She won the gold with a timing of 24.74 seconds. Bhagwani also bagged a bronze medal in shot put.
World Masters Athletics Championships was held in Tampere from June 29 July 10. It is a world championship-calibre event for the sport of athletics (track and field) for male and female athletes aged 35 years and above. The Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports tweeted Bhagwani Devi’s commendable effort.
Former member of the Kerala legislative assembly from Piravom and senior leader of the CPM, M. J. Jacob, 82, has won two bronze medals in World Masters Athletic Tampere
The veteran politician won the medals in the 200 m hurdles and 80 m hurdles competition in the M80 category which is for men aged between 80 and 84 years, his office said. He had won gold medals in 80 m hurdles and 200 m hurdles in Kerala masters athletics held earlier this year.
He had also won a gold medal in the Asian Masters Athletics championship previously.