W100 sprinter Man Kaur in running for a Laureus world award

India’s Man Kaur isn’t the only 101-year-old lady sprinter (see Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins). But Man got the attention of the Laureus World Sports Awards. Her star turn at the Auckland World Masters Games made her a finalist for the Laureus World Best Sporting Moment of the Year. An Indian paper got her reaction: “I feel thrilled. I am feeling the same way as any youngster would. Now, I need support of my countrymen and sports enthusiasts around the world. Vote for me.” An online poll will pick the winner from six contenders. The story also quoted Man’s 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh: “We appeal to people to vote for her by clicking on mylaureus.com and follow necessary instructions for voting. We need full support of our countrymen as their votes are crucial.” What the heck. Let’s show support for our fellow geezer.

Here’s the competition for Man Kaur, in lane 3 of Laureus award lineup.

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September 9, 2017

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