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94-year-old Bhagwani Devi Dagar Wins 1 Gold And 2 Bronze At World Masters Athletics Championships 2022

 94-year-old Bhagwani Devi Dagar brought home a gold and two bronze medals for India at the World Masters Athletics championships 2022.
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Published -11 Jul 2022, 15:36 ISTUpdated -12 Jul 2022, 10:09 IST
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Bhagwani Devi Dagar, a 94-year-old from India, bagged a gold and 2 bronze medals in the ongoing World Masters Athletics Championships, 2022. She won the gold medal in the 100-metre sprint which she finished in 24.74 seconds. Along with this, she also won 2 bronze medals, 1 in shot put and 1 in discuss throw.

Earlier, Bhagwani Devi won three gold medals at the National Masters Athletics Championships which was held in Chennai.  After this, Bhagwani Devi was qualified to represent India at the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championship.

ANI took to twitter to share the news about Bhagwani Devi Dagar's incredible win. It also shared a picture of Bhagwani Devi with her medals and the flag of India. You can see the tweet here:

The Department of Sports MYAS also tweeted, congratulating Bhagwani Devi. It wrote, “India's 94-year-old #BhagwaniDevi Ji has yet again proved that age is no bar! She won a GOLD medal at the #WorldMastersAthleticsChampionships in Tampere in the 100m sprint event with a timing of 24.74 seconds.🥇She also bagged a BRONZE in Shot put. Truly commendable effort!👏”

What Is The World Masters Athletics Championships, 2022?

The World Masters Athletics Championships is a world championship caliber event for the sport of athletics (track and field) for male and female athletes for people over 34 years old. This competition is open to all athletes, with no qualification standards, with the exception that athletes must be members of their respective national organizations.

The 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships is the 24th in a series of World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships. This year, it is taking place in Tampere,Finland, from 29 June to 10 July 2022.

The WMA Championships are recognized by World Athletics  as the pinnacle event for masters-aged competitors.

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