At the age in which people talk of dying by holding a cot, a great-grandmother from Haryana has surprised everyone by making a national record by participating in the race. The National Open Masters Athletics Championship was organized by the Athletics Federation of India in Vadodara, Gujarat on Sunday. In this, 105-year-old Rambai has set a national record by completing 100 meters race in 45.40 seconds. Earlier this record was held by 101-year-old Man Kaur, who completed the race in 74 seconds.
Racing started last year, now want to race abroad
In this match, Rambai participated in the race in the above 100 age category. However, there was no other competitor to race with him in this category. But Rambai completed the race at her own speed. He also participated in 200 meters race and completed it in 1 minute and 52.17 seconds. He has won the gold medal by performing brilliantly in both the races.
Rambai has started professional racing since last year. Now his dream is to go abroad and participate in international tournaments and come out winning. For this she is also getting her passport made.
‘I always wanted to run, no one gave me a chance’
Rambai was born on January 1, 1917 in the Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana, located just 150 km away from the country’s capital Delhi. On winning when she was asked why you never ran before? So the great-grandmother laughs and says ‘I was ready to run but no one gave me a chance.’
Rambai had arrived with her granddaughter Sharmila Sangwan to participate in the tournament in Gujarat. Most of the family members are associated with the sports world. Sharmila says that her entire family is into sports. She says that some of the family members who have served in the army have participated in national level competitions apart from participating in the Masters Athletics Meet. Dadi first participated in the competition in November 2021 in Varanasi.
Drinks 1 liter of milk daily, eats millet bread with 250 grams of ghee
On her winning formula, Dadi Rambai said that she eats well and works in the field. She is a pure vegetarian and consumes half a kilo of curd every day. She drinks 500 liters of pure milk twice a day. About 250 grams of ghee is eaten with millet roti.
After taking so much diet, she also works in the field to digest it. She even runs 3-4 kilometers in the field every day. Exercising in the pure air of the village away from pollution and eating and drinking only things grown in the farm of the house is the real secret of their health.
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