Kaur, who hails from Punjab in India, is the oldest competitor and has completed the 100 m, 200 m, shot put and javelin events.

Mann Kaur was introduced to athletics only in 2009, aged 93. Two years later, she won the 100m and 200m in the 90+ category in the national masters meet.

While participating in the World Masters Meet in Canada in 2008, Gurdev saw a 90-year-old woman competing and encouraged his mother. “I was hesitant at first…, but later on I started enjoying running,” says Mann Kaur, who had worked as a caretaker to the queens of the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, before Independence.