BBC Names Two Sikhs On It’s Inspirational Athlete List

Two Sikh runners have been recognized on BBC’s list of Inspirational Elderly Athletes. Bibi Mann Kaur age 102 and Sardar Fauja Singh age 103 made it to the list.

The description for Bibi Mann Kaur on BBC states:

“Aged 101 years old, Mann Kaur had the sporting event of her life at the 2017 World Masters Games in New Zealand.

Mann competed in the 100 metre and 200 metre events, as well as the shot put and javelin. She won a total a four gold medals and broke two world records.

At the age of 101, that isn’t bad at all!”

The description for Sardar Fauja Singh on BBC states:

“Fauja was 101 years old when he finished the Hong Kong Marathon 10km event in one hour and 32 minutes.

Now, like you, we did a double take when we saw the Hong Kong ‘Marathon’ was actually only 10km, but thought we’d let off Mr Singh given his age.

Singh was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to sport and charity.”

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