101-year-old Mann Kaur becomes world’s oldest person to complete Auckland Sky Walk

Mann KaurThe 101-year-old athlete, Mann Kaur, on 27 April 2017 became the oldest person to sky walk around Auckland’s famous landmark Sky Tower. Having set a new world record on the field, Kaur stepped out 192 metres above Auckland city to achieve the feat. The athlete from India held her 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh’s hand as she inched along the narrow platform towering high above the city centre.

On 26 April 2017, Kaur broke the Guinness World Record for javelin with a throw of 5 m 12 in her final competition at the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere, west Auckland. Earlier on 24 April 2017, the athlete clinched the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games held in Auckland, New Zealand. The World Masters Games is an international multi-sport event.

It is held every four years. The event is governed by the International Masters Games Association. The World Masters Games is open to sports people of all abilities and most ages. Anyone can participate in the games so long as they are over the age of 35 though some sports will allow athletes who are younger than that. Participants compete for themselves as there are no country delegations. In 1985, Toronto had staged the first World Masters Games.

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